UPDATED: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on Lincoln

The incident occurs at Lincoln Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard on Wednesday morning.

Update: On Wednesday evening, the SMPD issued an updating indicating that the victim was age 65 to 70, not in his late 50s or early 60s, as police had previously said. Also, they said the man was walking eastbound across Lincoln Boulevard—not westbound, as they had initially believed. Finally, police are not yet releasing the name of the victim, pending notification of his family.

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident on Wednesday morning, Sgt. Richard Lewis told Santa Monica Patch. Police are seeking the suspect.

The incident occurred around 5:50 a.m. The pedestrian, a white male age 65 to 70, was in the south crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard, walking eastbound across Lincoln Boulevard, apparently against a red light, Lewis said.

The car was in the southbound lane on Lincoln (the lane closest to the median) when it hit the pedestrian, throwing him 30 feet. The car continued southbound on Lincoln, and the man was later pronounced dead at the scene. The incident has been classified as a felony, Lewis said.

While Lewis did not have a description of the suspect, he said the car has been identified as a 2009, 2010 or 2011 dark-colored Toyota Camry. It is missing the passenger-side mirror and likely has damage to the right front hood or right fender.

Police are asking those with information about the incident to call Investigator Chris Dawson at (310) 458-8954, Sgt. Jeff Wiles at (310) 458-8950 or the general SMPD line at (310) 458-8495.

If you want to remain anonymous, call WeTip at 1.800.78.CRIME or submit the tip online at WeTip.com. Another option is calling Crime Stoppers at 800.222.TIPS, texting from your mobile phone or visiting LACrimeStoppers.org. If your information leads to an arrest and conviction, you may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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Eddie Greenberg October 26, 2011 at 07:00 PM
This motorist will be found and prosecuted! No one should leave the scene of an accident no matter what the circumstances.Before 6:00 AM to be going that fast and not stopping suggests someone under the influence possibly. Because there was a death involved the police dept. will leave no stone unturned! Condolences for that unfortunate person and his family.
Gary Kavanagh October 26, 2011 at 09:22 PM
If the driver stayed at the scene, and if it was found that the walker was in the wrong, they may have had little repercussion. Though it seems speeding may have been a factor given such an extreme impact. However by callously leaving a person to die on the street, rejecting their legal responsibility to stay and render aid, the driver is now a felon on the loose that deserves the full weight of the law when caught. Hit and run collisions are frighteningly common, and it has to stop.
l langfield October 27, 2011 at 06:29 AM
I was also run over at Pico and Nielsen Way 4 years ago, I was very badly injured. It was my right of way on the crosswalk but the person turning onto Nielsen way from Pico could not see me. I am still recovering. I have since moved from Santa Monica as it is just too busy, too dangerous however I just returned from a trip there for an appointment. Trying to cross the road is like Russian Roulette, people drive so fast and agressively. But why why why has nobody realised that whilst you have cars and pedestrians moving at the same time (left turns, right turns) there are going to be accidents. Here is a message for The City of Santa Monica. " you cannot have pedestrians and cars crossing paths, moving at the same time" is that so hard to understand and change??? Cars are in motion, pedestrians are standstill. Pedestrians are crossing, cars are stopped. In the UK the pedestrian crossings are NOT are intersections? Smart right? I knew at least 5 people who were run over the same time as me, the situation is very serious, change it you idiots!!! And as for crosswalks without traffic lights ha! cross at your peril!


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