QUARTZ HILL – An 18-year-old pedestrian walking in the traffic lane was struck and killed by a vehicle in Quartz Hill Sunday night, authorities said.
It happened around 10:07 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the intersection of 42nd Street West and West Avenue L, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The pedestrian “was walking within the westbound traffic lane of Avenue L, just west of 42nd Street West,” when he was struck by a 2004 Honda Element traveling westbound on Avenue L, according to the CHP report.
The Honda’s driver “was unable to slow/stop the vehicle in time, resulting in fatal injuries to [the pedestrian],” the CHP report states. The pedestrian’s name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, but the pedestrian was an 18-year-old male from Lancaster, according to the CHP report.
The Honda’s driver, 52-year-old Robert Moreno of Lancaster, was not injured in the crash, according to the CHP report.
“The involvement of alcohol/or drugs was ruled out at the scene of the crash,” the CHP report states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer J. Merager at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at 661-948-8541.
15 comments for "Teen hit, killed by vehicle in Quartz Hill"
Some part of this story is off.. Whether if 18 yr old was on the sidewalk or street Anyone driving Should give the pedestrian the right of way..It stated the driver was unable to stop and hit the young man The Fire Dept Should HAVE Transported the victim either way to the hospital many times Emergency Personnel Will Talk Persons into saying there ok but As Many Said this young man was Autistic and non verbal which in that case he should of been taken to the hospital and next of kin notified..
Emergency Personnel I know You May Be Overworked But The Extra Time Saves A Life
Irene Harris says
My heart is hurting this was one of my students, this baby was severely autistic and he did not know how to talk, there was a witness saw him with the fire Department and because he couldn’t talk they let him go and he died shortly after, He didn’t have a concept of safety rules walking on a sidewalk crossing the street looking both ways they don’t understand that I wish they would’ve took him to the hospital instead of letting him go and die
Irene Harris says
My heart and prayers goes out to the family, there’s a need to bring autism awareness, this child could have been saved
so much for the fire dept. now they play God
My heart hurts for the teen and his entire family. Before jumping to conclusions people should really think about how hurtful your words can be to those mourning the loss of this beautiful young man. From someone that has had experience with him, he, his family, or anyone suffering a loss deserve to hear theories of what has happened. Please have compassion, be kind.
For the family and loved ones, keeping you in prayer asking God for comfort to those affected by this very tragic loss during this very difficult moment.
Sorry, I meant to say they do not deserve to hear theories about this loss.
Again to the family, my prayers are with you.
There are sidewalks at 42nd. I have seen WAY TOO many people just walking in the middle of the street now-a-days. At night, you can’t see them until you are right upon them.
It’s due to that Quartz hill high school education.
For your information the person who was hit was a non-verbal autistic teen who had been reported missing by his family a few hours earlier. It’s a total tragedy, and the last thing they need are your snarky, rude remarks.
sorry for all involved says
No drugs or alcohol? They tested the victim?
Do we not teach our children “Do not walk “with traffic” in a traffic lane”, particularly after dark?
Irene Harris says
This child was severely autistic he didn’t understand
I am sorry for the victim. I wonder if there was a sidewalk to walk on? There are neighborhoods in Lancaster where you have to walk in the street because there are no sidewalks.
There is no sidewalk on the north side of Ave L going west bound, but there is a sidewalk on the south side going east bound. The victim could of walked on that sidewalk going west. He didn’t need to walk in traffic.
That wouldn’t make a difference people still walk were ever they want not were there supposed to.
The Walk says
Walking in the traffic lane…