Garcetti a Passenger in LAPD SUV That Struck and Injured Pedestrian

An LAPD squad car carrying Mayor Eric Garcetti struck and injured a pedestrian at 12:20 pm today near Second and Spring Streets. The woman was taken to the hospital by Fire Department. Neither LAFD nor the Mayor’s Office would comment further on her condition.

“I’m very concerned about her and wish her a speedy recovery. I look forward to speaking with her soon,” Garcetti said in a statement.

The LAPD confirmed to KNBC that the Mayor was interviewed by LAPD investigators investigating the crash. The statement from the Mayor’s Office stated that Garcetti was on the phone at the time of the crash and did not actually witness the collision.

No further details have been released as to the cause of the crash.

Streetsblog will update this story throughout the evening if more news becomes available.

UPDATE, 6:30 pm – We have confirmed that the crash happened on Second Street near Spring Street, not the other way around.

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  • ubrayj02

    They were probably busy counting the money bag full of cash the Obama admin handed him to pay off all of Garcetti’s reelection campaign buddies in nonprofits. I too get distracted when one of the little people get in my way while I am counting cash.

  • ubrayj02

    Oh, and is this … why … could this be? Is this right in the spot where the Spring Street bike lanes were de-greened? This is such a telling blunder. Tony “Deep-V” Villaraigosa breaking his arm while riding a fixie vs. a true Limousine Liberal.

    This lady got off easy! Imagine if she lived near the Hyperion Bridge Garcetti had planned to build.

  • ubrayj02

    Is Eric Garcetti still a pedestrian super hero?

  • Tyler

    A true call for complete streets.

  • Patrick Pascal

    In the television coverage last night, the LAPD was quick to suggest the pedestrian was at fault even though it was way to early to make such a judgement. Meanwhile, the TV images showed bloodstains in the crosswalk. How many times have we heard the LAPD state (particularly when it appears an officer may have been at fault) that, “its too early to draw conclusions”. Such inconsistency is telling..