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Pedestrian Killed on Hooper Avenue Amidst Police Chase in Los Angeles

Car accident in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (April 25, 2024) – A pedestrian, identified as Jose Rojas, was fatally struck by a vehicle during a police chase on Hooper Ave on Wednesday afternoon. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m., at which time Rojas was crossing the street.

Emergency crews responded immediately following the crash. Rojas was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, but sadly he succumbed to his injuries. The driver involved in the accident did not flee the scene and has been assisting law enforcement with the investigation.

Police are actively investigating the circumstances that led to the accident, including the reason for the chase and the sequence of events that led to Rojas’s death. Further details regarding the incident are pending.

The local community and authorities remind the public to exercise caution in areas where there are police activities and to heed all traffic laws to prevent such unfortunate incidents. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Jose Rojas.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and traffic in the vicinity of the crash was impacted while police and emergency crews tended to the scene and commenced their investigation. The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for anyone with any information about the event to come forward to assist in piecing together this tragic occurrence.

Source: Local Accident Reports