LBPD Provides Add'l Details Re Stearns/Radnor Fatal Alleged DUI (That Killed Man Pushing Shopping Cart With His Possessions); Suspect Is Out On Bond Pending Court Proceedings; LBPD Expects To Present Case To DA For Filing Consideration Shortly
|(June 17, 2021, 7:55 p.m.) -- LBPD has provided additional details re the June 12 Stearns/Radnor alleged DUI that killed a man in a wheelchair pushing a shopping cart with his possessions. LBPD Public Information Officer Richard Mejia says:
The deceased was crossing Stearns St. at what LBPD describes as an unmarked crosswalk (not "J-walking") while pushing a shopping cart full of his belongings.
The LA County Coronerís office hasn't yet identified the man killed, pending notification of his next of kin.
The northern side of Stearns St. at Radnor Ave. has an access lane and a thin street median before reaching the main lanes of Stearns St.
The main lanes of Stearns St. are quite wide at that location. Below is a photo of the main lanes of Stearns St. (in foreground) viewed from the south side looking northward..
That's a wide area for a walking pedestrian to traverse, much less a man in a wheelchair pushing a shopping cart with his possessions. And yes, there's an intersection with a light one block east at Albury Ave.
LBREPORT.com note: CA Vehicle Code section 21950 states:
(a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
CA Vehicle code 21954 states:
(a) Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway so near as to constitute an immediate hazard.
CA Vehicle code section 275 defines "Crosswalk" as either:
(a) That portion of a roadway included within the prolongation or connection of the boundary lines of sidewalks at intersections where the intersecting roadways meet at approximately right angles... CA Vehicle code section 365 defines an "intersection" as the area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways, of two highways which join one another at approximately right angles or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
CVC section 365 defines an "intersection" as:
"[T]he area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways, of two highways which join one another at approximately right angles or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
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