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.
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.
“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.
The driver was not speeding or impaired, police said. She was not immediately cited or arrested.