*Pedestrian seriously injured in crash

WHITTIER — A man was flown to a trauma center by helicopter Sunday after being struck by a vehicle, authorities said.
The incident was reported about 3:10 p.m. on Leffingwell Road at Kibbee Avenue, California Highway Patrol officer Jose Nunez said.
The injured pedestrian was described as a 35-year-old local man, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Kevin Tobia said.
His name was not available.
The man briefly lost consciousness and suffered a 12- to 16-inch gash on his arm down to the bone, however he had stable vital signs when flown by helicopter to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Tobia said.
The crash apparently occurred as the pedestrian was crossing Leffingwell Road as a compact car was driving eastbound, the captain said.
The cause of the crash, which is being investigated by the CHP, was not available.

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