Woman killed when struck by bicyclist in Pacific Palisades
The woman was crossing the street on Palisades Drive when hit by a teenager bicycling to band practice.
By Andrew Blankstein
10:15 AM PDT, October 22, 2008
A woman died this morning after being hit by a teenage bicyclist in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles police said.
The woman, who was 70, was crossing the street in the 600 block of Palisades Drive just north of Sunset Boulevard shortly before 7 a.m. when she was hit by the 16-year-old boy riding his bicycle.
The boy, a student at Palisades High School, was on his way to band practice when the accident occurred, said Lt. Kat Thomas of the Los Angeles Police Department's West L.A. division.
"He's just devastated," Thomas said of the boy, who sustained cuts and bruises.
It was not immediately known how fast the boy was traveling, but it was still dark outside when the accident occurred. Authorities also did not know if the woman suffered fatal injuries when she was struck or when she fell to the ground.
The woman, who was not immediately identified pending notification of her family, was pronounced dead at the scene. LAPD asks anyone with information to call its West L.A. traffic division at (213) 473-0222.