Pedestrian Killed In South LA Collision That Sheared Hydrant

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A man waiting at a bus stop was killed when two vehicles collided in South Los Angeles Monday morning, shearing a fire hydrant in the process.

The collision occurred before 11:14 a.m. in the 5900 block of Vermont Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department reports. According to Los Angeles police, one of the vehicles lost control and slammed into the victim. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The driver that struck the man was given a field sobriety test and arrested. The charges he faces were not confirmed.

At least two other people, including a driver, were evaluated at the scene for possible injuries.

The northbound lanes of Vermont Avenue were closed for several hours after the crash.

No names were released.

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