PANORAMA CITY (CBSLA) — A woman was fatally struck by a car in Panorama City Monday morning while looking for a dog, according to police.
A 27-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was fatally struck in the 8200 block of Burnet Avenue at about 2:43 a.m. The driver – a 21-year-old man — remained at the scene, and police say neither alcohol nor speed was a factor in the crash.READ MORE: Eleven-Year-Old Boy With Rare Cancer Is Youngest Patient To Receive Gene Targeted Cancer Therapy
A witness to the crash immediately told the woman’s family about the crash, drawing a large number of people outside, some of whom tried to confront the driver. Police backup was called out to help maintain the peace.READ MORE: Evacuations Lifted As Crews Get Handle On University Fire In San Bernardino
Police say the crash may have simply been an unfortunate, tragic accident.
“She was looking for a pet, or a pet had gotten loose, that’s why she was outside,” LAPD Detective Lisset Fuentes said.MORE NEWS: LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva Blasts RAND Report On Deputy Gangs, Says Reforms Already In Place
The dog the woman was looking for has been found and returned to its owner.