Pedestrian Hit Near Santa Monica Mall

Woman taken to local trauma center.

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning when she was struck by a car between Santa Monica Place and Sears.

The pedestrian, an adult female, was taken to a local trauma center, according to the Santa Monica Police. The extent of her injuries was unkown, said Sgt. Richard Lewis.

The driver of the car that hit her is cooperating with the investigation.

"She was in the roadway... we don't know whether she was there legally or illegally," Lewis said. "It's too early."

A one-block stretch of eastbound Colorado Avenue between Main and Fourth streets was closed while Santa Monica Police investigated. The department's major accident investigation team responded.

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Jill December 20, 2012 at 07:00 AM
I don't travel much from east to west S.M.. I did have an occasion crossing Wilshire and Yale when the light turned green before I hit the magic walk button. The light was green, traffic stopped, but the little green walking man telling me to walk was not displayed. I did not walk, I hit the magic walk button and stood through another cycle of red, yellow, green. I am not a visitor or tourist, I have lived in Santa Monica Parking Meter for forty years.
Ms Magoo December 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Ms. Magoo We happened to be at this crosswalk about 30 minutes after the accident yesterday and told the police officers there that cars just whiz by us frequently while we are in the crosswalk and our light is green. While we were talking to the officers, a while SUV ran a red light right in front of us. That crosswalk is very dangerous - even if you have the green light, you have to be extremely careful (look both ways constantly, have one of those blinking safety lights on you when you cross at night, etc.). I've been living in Santa Monica since 1977, and I don't remember this intersection being this dangerous in the 80's and 90's. Sad.
Glenn E Grab December 20, 2012 at 06:34 PM
also ,frustration caused by the costant traffic jam doesn't help the situation
Glenn E Grab December 20, 2012 at 06:35 PM
should read "constant", sorry
JohnCySmith.com December 20, 2012 at 08:02 PM
The new "Downtown Specific Plan", which is currently being formulated and will guide what happens in terms of EVERYTHING downtown over the next two decades, needs to stop focusing on so-called "Gateways" and "Opportunity Sites" and instead outline what we are to do about traffic... and the "perfect storm" of pedestrians, cars and the Expo line stop, which will all converge at 4th and Colorado, only steps away from where the woman was hit. Our city cannot encourage a true pedestrian environment without a REALISTIC plan for reducing the vortex of peds, bikes, transit and autos that will gravitate toward that area. City Hall.... enough talk about "Iconic Architecture" and more real world solutions, please.


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