LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A pedestrian was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Los Angeles.
The crash was reported around 7:50 p.m. at the corner of 6th and Mateo streets.READ MORE: Popup Clinic In The Westlake District Delivers Vaccinations and Food Packages To A Community Hit Hard By The Pandemic
Police said a homeless man, about 40 to 50 years old, was walking on Mateo outside of a crosswalk when he suffered a medical condition, which caused him to fall in the street.
One car swerved to avoid him, but another driver ran over him and left the scene.READ MORE: Angels Games Saturday And Sunday Postponed Due To Positive COVID-19 Tests On The Twins Roster
The victim was transported to the hospital, where he later died of severe head trauma.
Witnesses said the suspected hit-and-run motorist was in a white or beige SUV or minivan.MORE NEWS: Kroger Closing Ralph's And Food 4 Less In Long Beach Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
The investigation is ongoing.