Two pedestrians are recovering at a Santa Monica hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Wilshire Blvd. on Monday morning.
The accident occurred at 10:08 a.m., Santa Monica Police Investigator Chris Dawson told Santa Monica Patch at the intersection of Wilshire and 16th St., where the incident took place. He said they were struck while heading south on the crosswalk.
The driver of the vehicle has been cooperative with police, Dawson said.
Clothes belonging to the victims were still on Wilshire Blvd. shortly before 12 p.m. Dawson said firefighters had to cut them off the victims so they could provide the victims with medical assistance.
The identities of the victims and the driver have not been made known.
Dawson is asking anyone who witnessed the accident and has information about it to call him at (310) 458-8954.
The accident is one of many to have occurred on Wilshire Blvd. in recent memory. In late June, a recent UCLA graduate was killed after being hit by a taxi near (2400 block).
On Dec. 23, another crash happened at the intersection of Wilshire and 14th when a 66-year-old Santa Monica resident who was using the crosswalk was killed by a vehicle. That had been the city's since Dec. 15, 2009.
Another collision happened on the morning of Feb. 12, also on Wilshire, east of 20th. Twenty-three-year-old Anupam Sanyal, who was also a Santa Monica resident, died when his car slammed into a palm tree after a drag race.