KOREATOWN (CBSLA) – A 4-year-old girl was killed and her mother was injured after they were struck by an SUV while walking to a Koreatown preschool Wednesday morning.
The collision occurred at around 7:45 a.m. at Olympic Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, according to Los Angeles police.READ MORE: Marine Corporal Hunter Lopez Honored By Disneyland With Presentation Of Park's Flag To His Mother
The victim and her mother were crossing Olympic in a crosswalk, headed to Mariposa-Nabi Primary Center, when they were struck, police said, by an SUV which was making a left turn from Normandie Avenue onto Olympic.
The girl was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police identified her to CBS2 has a 4-year-old girl. Her name was not released.
Her mother was also taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.READ MORE: Jo Lasorda, Wife Of Dodgers Great Tommy Lasodra, Passes Away At 91
“The mom had some injuries and she was transported to a California hospital, but most importantly, the 4-year-old was pronounced at children’s hospital this morning,” LAPD Capt. Elaine Morales told reporters.
The female driver, who had her three school-aged children in the SUV and was headed to a different school at the time of the collision, remained at the scene and cooperated with police. They were not hurt.
“The driver is cooperative, the driver is a local resident of the city of Los Angeles, and she’s also distraught as well,” Morales said.
Witnesses told CBS2 both the driver and the pedestrians had a green light. There is no left turn light at the intersection and no crossing guard.MORE NEWS: Thousands Of Hollywood Workers Nearing Historic Strike Vote
The driver was not speeding or impaired, police said. She was not immediately cited or arrested.