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California officer fatally hits pedestrian with police car

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Oct 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-09 16:25:19-04

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — An officer with Southern California's El Segundo Police Department fatally struck a pedestrian with a patrol car, authorities said.

The collision occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Friday along Pacific Coast Highway near El Segundo Boulevard, the department said in a statement Saturday.

The pedestrian, an unidentified man, died of his injuries, the statement said.

The victim was not in a crosswalk when he was struck, according to the department.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating.