MONTEREY PARK — Two men who were initially believed to be Chinese tourists were seriously injured, one of them critically, after they were struck by a vehicle along Garvey Avenue early Saturday, officials said.
The men were struck just after 10 a.m. in the intersection of Garvey and Baltimore avenues, Monterey Park police Lt. Tina Montoya said.
One of the injured men was described as being in his 40s or 50s, while the other appeared to be in his 50s or 60s, police said.
The men were walking north across Garvey Avenue, at an unmarked crosswalk, when they were struck by a westbound Honda civic being driven by a 19-year-old man, Sgt. Brent Archibald said.
One of the men suffered head injuries and was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in critical condition, officials said. The other man appeared to have suffered a broken leg and possible internal injuries and was taken to the same hospital.
“They appear to be tourists,” Sgt. Brent Archibald said. Both men were carrying passports, but no identification linking them to the local area.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation, however drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor, Archibald said. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
PHOTO courtesy of the Monterey Park Fire Department