A pedestrian, a resident of Newhall, was stuck and killed early Sunday morning in an unfortunate accident. It is sad to see these kinds of situations, in which someone is hit by a vehicle and killed. Poor lighting conditions can be to blame. Often the pedestrian was ignoring safety laws when it came to crossing the street or highway. Also, we cannot ignore the fact that man drivers today are distracted behind the wheel because of smartphone apps, text messages, or phone calls. Too many fatal accidents also involve someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as well.
In this case, it seems that lighting conditions caused a fatal accident to occur. A 2006 Toyota was traveling along 110th Street West. It was just before 2:00 in the morning, several hours before sunrise. South of Avenue K, the driver of the Toyota saw a pedestrian in the road too late to stop, striking the 51-year-old man and ending his life.
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The driver stopped and cooperated with the police. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver reported that it was too dark to see the pedestrian until it was too late. The authorities are still investigating if drugs of alcohol played a role in the incident. This report came to us via this report from My News LA.