A 10-month-old was killed in a pedestrian accident when the child and the mother were struck in a South Los Angeles crosswalk. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the morning of July 21, 2016. Los Angeles police said 36-year-old Juana Oxlaj was attempting to cross Broadway westbound at the north crosswalk at 59th Place with her child when the accident occurred.
The pickup truck driver was making a left onto Broadway when it collided with the pedestrians. The victims were transported to an area hospital where the infant was later pronounced dead. The mother suffered head trauma, but is expected to survive, and was listed in stable condition. Police said the driver, 38-year-old Esteban Carbajal, stopped and remained at the scene. They do not believe alcohol or drugs played a part in this fatal crash. The investigation is still ongoing. Continue reading →