LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti was a passenger in an LAPD
vehicle that struck a 60-year-old woman in downtown Los Angeles today.
The woman, who was hit around 12:20 p.m., was conscious and alert, but
she was taken to Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center as a precaution,
of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
According to the mayor’s office, the vehicle — a black SUV used
traditionally used to transport the mayor — was being driven eastbound on
Second Street near Spring Street when it struck the woman.
The mayor was on the phone at the time and did not see the person get
hit, according to his office. He was interviewed by LAPD investigators.
“I’m very concerned about her and wish her a speedy recovery,”
Garcetti said. “I look forward to speaking with her soon.”
Officials said the mayor was returning to City Hall following an
interview with the Associated Press.