LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 27-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday morning by an out-of-control motorist in Los Angeles, police said.

The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. near Vermont Avenue and Eighth Street, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A 73-year-old Los Angeles woman driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder southbound on Vermont veered into the northbound lanes of traffic and then ran off the roadway, Rayner said.

“Yueany Qisquina of Los Angeles was walking southbound on Vermont Avenue on the east sidewalk when he was hit by the careening vehicle,” Rayner said.

Qisquina was taken to a hospital where he later died, she said.

Edward Lawrence, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says Qisquina’s church (Iglesia Cristiana Pentecoste Betel, 5411 South Broderick, Los Angeles, CA 90037, 323-751-4642) is raising money so they can send his body back to his native Guatemala. (Bank of America account: 0563306934).

The driver was not cited or arrested, Rayner said.

Police asked anyone with information about this fatal crash to call Officer Zachary Hutchings of the LAPD’s West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0238.

(©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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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.)

Comments (39)
  1. Jose says:

    Upppsss they did it again.

    1. Den says:

      DMV had better take away her driver license permanently but knowing how things are these days she will more than likely be allowed to keep her LICENCE TO KILL.

  2. don says:

    and to think I got a $450 ticket for 4mile over the limit, kill a person and you don’t even get a ticket, priorities I guess

  3. bcb says:

    Why is the driver not being cited or arrested?

  4. Really says:

    It’s time for older drivers to be retested on decision-making and agility skills by the DMV.

  5. Gavin Black says:

    Please require for drivers to take a bi-annual driving safety tests starting at age 65! Too many people are killed this way! Only safe drivers can be permitted to get behind the wheel! It’s a privilege, not a right!

    1. Stubby says:

      Just like health care’

  6. andy s says:

    I am outraged that the driver wasn’t even cited!!! Why? Because she is old? So so sad…

  7. Timothy McGarry says:

    Lots of people are completely fine at 73; the problem here is we have a woman driver.

    1. John Jason Chun says:

      True! Women Drivers are HIGH RISK INSURANCE POLICIES! IT”S A FACT!

  8. TO ALL U DREAM ACT says:

    every week you hear of hit& runs and we know the majority of the ones doing this, this lady was to old to try an run and the car was wrecked anyway, now…my next comment is was this guy a illegal alien? and why after all they rip the u.s off in freebies they still ask for money to send thier body back from where they come from. its like saying ” america…i dont need you now..kiss my ass.”

    1. Jessenia Martinez says:

      Get over yourself. It’s not always about race. Some people prefer being buried in the countries where there family is, even if they are here legally.

    2. PAYAZA818 says:


  9. oh brother says:

    timothy mcgarry…you must be single, right? you’d have to be

    1. John Jason Chun says:

      YEAH Tom Leykus! Multi Millionaire! Look @ the problems of every Man in Divorce: Dodgers, Tiger, Beatles, Arnold, Senator Weener, you can’t blame the men, the 2nd woman took care of the MAN’s NEEDS……

  10. Bryan Conover says:

    Ill personally pay for his body to be shipped back to Guatemala if his immigration status is made public…If he is a US Citizen…How soon can I pay cash?…If he is an illegal alien…Can I pay with a money order from one of my African friends?

    1. PAYAZA818 says:


  11. rich says:

    if he wanted to go home when he died then its is his problem to pay for it not someone elses other then his family it anoys me when they ask for donations for this sort of thing

    1. Stubby says:

      Didn’t he have a will and trust?

    2. PAYAZA818 says:


      1. rich says:

        PAYAZA818 explain to us why its anyones duty to pay to send his body home to another country?? every person here has his/her own concens to spend any of my money to send his body home would be taking from my family and that is not going to happen

    3. Jessenia Martinez says:

      Are they personally asking YOU do it? No, so STFU. People actually care about doing helping others. Plus, it’s not like you white people never ask for donations when things like this happen.

      1. rich says:

        your so full of it what country would a white person ask to be shiped back to lol and i have NEVER seen a white person holding a car wash or asking for donations to bury our loved one but i have seen mexicans doing it

  12. DaveG says:

    If we had mandatory yearly retesting starting at age 65 or 70, the amount of these types of incidents would reduce significantly. I wish we could get past the nonsense of ageism as a bias and let common sense rule instead. As a matter of fact, that might work for a lot of the problems in this country….

  13. Michael J. McDermott says:

    …because Los Angeles is really fu<ked up and nobody here has the sense to really understand why. But, I do!
    Did you ever wonder why this is so? Heres a CLUE… Did you ever notice that these (um) imbeciles who are in charge of public safety in Los Angeles (yes, very high annual salaries I understand) don't see it important enough to use REFLECTIVE PAINT for lines in the road way? I'll post, you decide! ! !
    Do you not think this is dangerous? Why do just sit there and do nothing and just let these imbeciles run this place they way they do?
    Visit other modern "real" cities of "today" and you'll see how nice and easy it is to navigate our roadways especially at night. Why? Well, one reason is because we have the common sense to AT LEAST use reflective paint in the roadways for lines. Ever notice how high your taxes are compared to ours? Ever notice how you NEVER, EVER, could manage your states finances? Hmm… Why is this so for California? Why are other states (New Jersey?) lower than yours?
    Got to go to work now. Drive (and, er, walk) carefully.
    P.S. Blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah blah blah. Oh, just love your local blah blah news shows for 5 hours every every evening.

    1. John Jason Chun says:

      Mike, us Conservative Investor Business men must speak the truth. Liberals are killing our NATION.

      1. Michael J. McDermott says:

        And the truth will always prevail. Of course it will. Of course it will. The truth will make our nation great.
        (p.s. – still laughing. THANX!)

  14. Michael J. McDermott says:

    P.S. Sorry, I wanted to edit this and didn’t have time. I see my mistakes too. You pick it all apart, OK? But, mainly don’t do a thing about whats really important in your state, like unsafe roadways. From what I can tell, you really like living dangerously. Accidents and car insurance. BYE.

    1. .... says:

      So I brought you out again.

      1. .... says:

        Actually they brought you out for me is more like it.
        To have the likes of you hurled at me.
        But is it really you this time

      2. .... says:

        Better not be your stunts again Angela.

  15. JUNBEERIT says:


    1. Robear in Ojai says:

      Then he would have been cited and arrested for killing the poor little old lady!

      1. Robear says:

        But since she did law-abiding Americans a favor by killing an illegal immigrant… she gets a free pass! Isn’t it wonderful how the system works!??!

  16. Pat Robertson says:

    Victim was a non-citizen, no big deal. Too bad it wasn’t one of those low life Dodger fan gang banger pieces of trash.
    Thin the herd baby.

  17. PAYAZA818 says:


  18. Micheal J. McDermott says:

    It says; “Leave A Comment Below”. I’m assuming they mean “Leave An Intelligent Comment”.

  19. Michael J. McDermott says:

    Oh, and to “….”, whoever or whatever your are (or aint). I’m like just “freeequen out man”!
    You need a doctor because you’re a sick piece of shizit.

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