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.