Elderly Whittier man fatally struck by car

WHITTIER — A 91-year-old Whittier man died Friday after he was struck by a car in unincorporated West Whittier, authorities said.
The man’s name was not released Friday pending notification of his family members, officials said.
The accident occurred about 7:20 p.m. in the 11100 block of Slauson Avenue, just east of Pioneer Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith said.
The elderly pedestrian was believed to have been jaywalking when he was struck by a 1981 Mercedes-Benz sedan being driven by a 19-year-old Whittier woman.
After walking on the center island, Smith said, “He stepped in front of eastbound traffic.”
The young woman driving the Mercedes-Benz was unable to stop in time and struck the man, he said. She was not speeding.
“She didn’t do anything wrong,” Smith said.
The woman was “very distraught” over the incident but uninjured, he said.

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