LANCASTER – A 72-year-old man on a motorized mobility scooter was struck and killed by a car as he attempted to cross the street in Lancaster Tuesday evening, authorities.
William Morice Bell Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. The collision occurred around 6:33 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, on 15th Street West, just south of Avenue J-8, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
“The victim was not crossing in a crosswalk and lived in a senior living apartment complex adjacent to the location of the accident,” Ruiz stated
Bell was traveling westbound across the street when he was struck by a Ford Focus that was heading southbound on 15th Street West, according to Ruiz.
“Traffic investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Preliminary information reveals that alcohol or drugs are not a factor at this time,” Ruiz stated.
The incident is still under investigation.