The Los Angeles City Fire Department reported a pedestrian accident on Friday.
The accident occurred at the intersection of 9th Street and Olive Street at night.
According to the officials, two pedestrians were walking across 9th Street when they were struck by a silver Lexus vehicle. The victims were thrown into the air due to the force of the impact and landed on the street.
They were identified to be 32 and 36 years old. The 32-year-old man was treated for critical but non-life-threatening injuries. The 36-year-old man succumbed to his injuries and died.
The identities of both victims have not been disclosed.
The driver, identified as 39-year-old John Joseph Jansen Madarang, was reportedly impaired at the time of the fatal accident.
After striking the pedestrians, he attempted to flee the scene but was not successful.
The officials arrested him for driving under the influence.
November 21, 2022
Source: NBC Los Angeles