On July 22, around 7:55 p.m. a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred at Pacific Place east of Terrace Drive at Palisades Bowl (off Pacific Coast Highway).
A student, Emily, 20s, was hit and was transported to UCLA Westwood Hospital in critical condition and placed on life support. She passed away on August 2.
According to the West Los Angeles Police Department August 1 statement, “A vehicle backing westbound on Pacific Pl collided with a pedestrian walking southbound Pacific Place. The vehicle’s impact with the pedestrian caused secondary impact with the roadway causing severe injuries to that party.
“The driver of the vehicle, a woman in her 50s, remained at-scene and cooperated with the investigation. There was no evidence or indication of criminal or gross negligence on the part of either involved party,” according to the press release.
At least one resident felt a thorough investigation was not done that involved the driver’s culpability and told Circling the News, “She was driving backwards at a speed in excess of the park’s posted limit.”
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives, at (213) 473-0234 or (213) 473-0222. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Reference Incident number: 220722003696. LAPD Traffic Collision Report DR#: 2208-12358