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La Mirada Man, 90, Struck And Killed By 2 Cars

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LA MIRADA (CBS) —  A 90-year-old man died Thursday when he was struck by two cars while trying to cross a La Mirada street, the sheriff’s department reported.

The second vehicle fled the scene.

Jingyu Park was killed just before 6 a.m. at Valley View Avenue and Adoree Street, said sheriff’s Deputy J. Tibbetts of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Park was crossing in an unmarked crosswalk when he was hit by a silver Honda Accord, Tibbetts said.

“The pedestrian was knocked to the ground in the…northbound lane,” Tibbetts said. “The Honda Accord was turning around to return to the intersection when a second vehicle, a blue Toyota Camry which was northbound … at 35 to 40 mph, failed to see the pedestrian laying in the roadway and struck the pedestrian a second time.”

Tibbetts said the pedestrian was dragged for about 250 feet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Camry continued northbound on Valley View Avenue and turned left onto westbound Imperial Highway. Investigators said the sedan may have moderate damage to the front bumper and grill area.

Authorities urged anyone with information regarding driver’s identity or whereabouts to contact the Norwalk sheriff’s station at (562) 863-8711.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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