Two pedestrians suffered serious injuries when they were involved in a car crash earlier this month in West Hills, according to a report from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The accident occurred at a slow rate of speed. Despite the slow speed, one of the pedestrian victims was pinned under the vehicle.
An LAPD sergeant said that the accident happened around 7:35 in the morning at the intersection of Stagg Street and Faust Avenue. Police said that the driver of the vehicle was a woman in her 60s. Investigators said she tried to attempt a legal left turn, but the sun was in her eyes.
The vehicle's driver said that she heard something hit her vehicle, but claimed she could not see anything. She stopped the car and exited only to have a witness tell her a pedestrian was stuck underneath the vehicle.
Because of the slow speed of the crash, the victim was forced to the ground and then pinned under the vehicle instead of being thrown by the vehicle. The victim trapped under the vehicle, a male, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The man was walking with his wife at the time of the accident. She was also transported with serious injuries. Her condition is listed as serious. The victims are in their 70s and 80s.
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Source: KTLA, "2 Pedestrians Seriously Injured in West Hills Crash: LAPD," Sep. 07, 2017