HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – A 31-year-old man on an electric scooter was struck and killed by a man driving a pickup truck in Hollywood Saturday morning in a hit-and-run accident.
According to police, the collision occurred between a Ford F150 pickup truck and a man on a Lime scooter at 2:50 a.m. at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine Street.READ MORE: Orange County Sees Drastic Spike In Anti-Asian Hate Incidents, Report Finds
The victim was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk when he was hit, according to authorities.
After striking the victim, 26-year-old Jared Walter Anderson reportedly fled the scene and a pursuit ensued with a nearby police officer who witnessed the accident.READ MORE: LAFD Captain Victor Aguirre Sues Owner Of Downtown LA Building That Blew Up, Burning Him Catastrophically
Anderson was arrested on suspicion of murder, said LAPD’s Mike Lopez, and is currently being held in lieu of a $2 million dollar bond.
The victim was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.MORE NEWS: Clippers’ New $1.8B Inglewood Arena, The Intuit Dome, Breaks Ground Friday
The area of Sunset Blvd. between Vine Street and Argyle Avenue was closed following the accident as officers investigated the area.