PALMDALE – A man in his 50s died at the hospital Monday night, less than an hour after he was struck by a car in Palmdale, authorities said.
The collision happened around 9:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, near Pearblossom Highway/ Fort Tejon Road, an area commonly referred to as “Four Points,” according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“The preliminary facts of this investigation indicate a black 1996 Honda Civic, driven by a 27-year-old male, was traveling eastbound on Pearblossom Hwy. in the #1 lane. The driver struck a male Hispanic pedestrian in his 50s, who was in the roadway,” the news release states.
The pedestrian was treated at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics and then transferred to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:08 p.m., according to the news release.
His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Tuesday morning.
Portions of Pearblossom Highway/Fort Tejon Road were closed until approximately 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, while the incident was being investigated.
The driver, a Palmdale resident, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this traffic collision is encouraged to contact the Palmdale Station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400.
UPDATED 9.6.16: The deceased has been identified as 55-year-old Jose Angel Ruiz Gomez, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.