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Pedestrian Dies After Fatal Traffic Collision in La Palma

HMG-CN Community Wire:

A woman has died in La Palma after a tragic automobile accident that took place on Wednesday night.

On September 3, 2014, at 8:35 p.m., La Palma police officers responded to the 8600 block of Moody Street for an injury traffic collision, involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian. Officers found that a vehicle traveling southbound on Moody Street had collided with a female pedestrian who was crossing the street just south of the intersection of Crescent Avenue. The pedestrian was immediately transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The regional Serious Traffic Accident Response (S.T.A.R.) team responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation. A preliminary investigation of the driver, indicates that alcohol or drugs were not a factor, but further test results are still outstanding. The driver was not arrested or cited at the scene and was released after questioning.

The identity of the deceased 35 year-old female, believed to be a resident of Long Beach, is being held pending notification of the next of kin. Witnesses of the traffic collision are encouraged to contact the La Palma Police Department accident investigator at (714) 690-3339.

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