On Tuesday morning, tragedy struck in Mid-Wilshire as a car crashed into a building near Hancock Park Elementary School, killing a mother and injuring her young daughter. According to the police, the 35-year-old mother and her 6-year-old daughter were walking to school when they were hit by a car driven by a 30-year-old driver, who also collided into a two-story apartment building.
The mother died at the scene while her daughter was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The driver, who has not yet been identified, was also taken to the hospital and was last listed in stable condition. Authorities believe that unsafe speed was a factor in the crash, and alcohol and/or drugs may have also played a role.
Reaction: Following the incident, LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho released a statement expressing condolences to everyone involved. Councilwoman Katy Young Yaroslavsky also spoke out, calling for increased street safety measures, including installing speed bumps around every elementary school in Los Angeles and ensuring that Hancock Park Elementary has a crossing guard at the intersection where the accident occurred.
Tragedies like this serve as a reminder of the importance of taking precautions to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers alike. As the investigation into this incident continues, our thoughts are with the family of the victims and the community impacted by this heartbreaking loss.