Pedestrian killed on Garfield Avenue in Alhambra*

Garfield and McLean | Photo by Kyle Garcia1Garfield and McLean | Photo by Kyle Garcia

UPDATED 7.21.14 AT 4:21 P.M.:

A 68-year-old Alhambra resident was killed Monday morning after a vehicle struck her on Garfield Avenue and McLean Street.

The pedestrian was crossing Garfield in a crosswalk around 6:30 a.m. when a driver struck her while turning onto Garfield from McLean, according to Sgt. Jerry Johnson of the Alhambra Police Department. The victim was rushed to Huntington Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 39-year-old female driver, also an Alhambra resident, remained at the scene and was cooperative with the investigation, according to a Monday statement from Alhambra PD. There was no evidence of alcohol or drug use.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

PUBLISHED 7.21.14 AT 12:06 P.M.:

A pedestrian died Monday morning after a car struck her on Garfield Avenue and McLean Street in Alhambra, the Pasadena Star-News reports.

The collision occurred around 6:30 a.m. The female pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries, Lt. Dan Rodriguez told the Star-News.

The driver was cooperative and remained on the scene.

Garfield between McLean and Alhambra Road was closed in both directions as police investigated the incident, the Alhambra Police Department posted Monday on Facebook. The agency posted an update around 12 p.m. that the road is open to traffic. 

This story is breaking and will be updated as soon as we have more information.

About the author: Kyle Garcia

Kyle Garcia is a reporter for the Alhambra Source and a resident of Alhambra. Kyle enjoys bringing the news to residents and welcomes feedback on what they would like to read about.

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Very sad, almost happened to my wife and I in a crosswalk.

I hope the police confiscated her cell phone.

Very sad situation, but Alhambra still continues suffering too many vehicular accidents, particularly hit and run; although in this situation the driver did what she had to do and I'm also sorry for her (the driver). A comment by Joesph S reads that drivers need to "slow down, pay attention", I fully agree, but pedestrians also need to pay attention when crossing a street, think DEFENSIVELY (assume cars do not see them, assume cars will not stop for them, don't walk off the sidewalk without looking all ways - forward, both sides,back).My condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

Very sad to hear about this. My GUESS is that the driver was probably driving too fast or not paying attention.

Regardless, if people would just slow down, pay attention and realize that they are indeed driving a very powerful weapon, maybe this can be prevented.

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