PALMDALE – A man died Saturday afternoon (Dec. 8) after being struck by at least two cars as he was carrying his groceries across a busy Palmdale street, authorities said.
The incident happened around 3:25 p.m. on Avenue S near 50th Street East in Palmdale, according to Palmdale Station Watch Commander Lt. Sylvies.
“He was crossing the street outside the crosswalk and basically walked out in front of traffic,” Sylvies said. “Numerous cars had to brake to try to avoid him, and it appears that two different cars did strike him.”
The man was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4 p.m.
The man’s name was not being released Saturday, pending notification of next of kin. Sylvies said the pedestrian was a Hispanic male who was about 42 years old.
Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a factor in the collision Sylvies said. The incident remains under investigation, and further information on the crash was not immediately available Saturday.
Editor’s Note: We will have more information on this story as the details become available.