LITTLEROCK – A man standing in the road was hit and killed by a car Thursday evening in Littlerock, authorities said.
The fatal collision occurred around 6:08 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, on Avenue T, just west of 85th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The pedestrian, described as a Hispanic male in his mid-30s, was standing in the eastbound lane of Avenue T when he was hit, officers said.
According to the CHP report, 63-year-old Lancaster resident Ramon Cerena was driving a 2002 Honda Civic eastbound on Avenue T, at approximately 50 miles per hour, when he observed the pedestrian standing in the roadway. Cerena had no time to apply brakes, and he swerved his vehicle to the left before hitting the pedestrian, the CHP report states.
“[The pedestrian] came to rest along the south roadway edge,” the CHP report states.
A Good Samaritan began CPR until the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived on scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead at 6:20 p.m., according to the CHP report.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this collision, officers at the scene said. The pedestrian’s name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.