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Pedestrian Killed on PCH

A 23-year-old man is hit by a car in Pacific Palisades and pronounced dead at the scene early on New Year's day.

A man was stuck and killed as he walked along the southbound lane of Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Malibu early Tuesday, according to police.

The 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Kara Nightingale told City News Service.

His identity had not been released pending notification of family, she said. The crash occurred at about 2:15 a.m., and closed the state highway in both directions.

Traffic was detoured via Sunset Boulevard and Temescal Canyon Road, according to Nightingale. PCH was expected to reopen at about 8 a.m. she told CNS.

The driver of the vehicle, a white sedan, was not injured or booked. "This was simply an unfortunate accident," the officer said.

Glenn E Grab January 08, 2013 at 12:26 AM
are you kidding?... if he wasn't drunk this never would have happened
gaylord berry January 09, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Jack summoned it up best here: "You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand at post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to."
john simmons January 10, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Your too much Zoe. For one thing if a persons license is suspended it means that they must have had possession of one legally at one point! Which also means that person has shown the state that they are fully capable of operating a vehicle correctly and safely! So I ask you, how does having a suspended license make anyone a more dangerous driver? If you ask me I think the government has taken the definition of "privilege" and turned it into a means of generating additional revenue at the expense of its hard working citizens. Driving is a NECESSITY not a privilege to the majority of Californian citizens. I personally drive almost an hour to work everyday. I start at 6 am. If I were forced to take public transportation I would have to leave my house at midnight to make it to work on time! Taking the people's right to earn a living away from them for unpaid traffic fines, child support, or anything excluding multiple DUI cases is not only bad for our economy, it's bad for everyone driving because unlicensed drivers can't get insurance! And if they can't pay to get their license back they won't be able to pay for an accident!!!! The punishment should fit the crime. Does someone really need to loose their job, home, and dignity because they can't pay a stupid traffic fine?
Glenn E Grab January 10, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Mr. Monica, I "have a feeling" that alcohol, not street signs. was at the root of this problem...
Glenn E Grab January 10, 2013 at 06:16 PM
correct, John, if there had been any evidence that the driver had been at fault he would have been arrested immediately....

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