89-year-old pedestrian struck and seriously injured by city work truck in Monterey Park

MONTEREY PARK — An elderly man suffered major injuries early Saturday when he was struck by a city work truck while crossing Newmark Avenue, officials said.
The collision took place just before 10 a.m. at Newmark and Ynez avenues, Monterey Park police Lt. Eric Kim said.
The 89-year-old man was walking south across Newmark Avenue within a marked crosswalk when he was struck by Ford F-350 pickup truck being operated by the Monterey Park Recreation and Community Services Department, California Highway Patrol Officer Timothy Kinyon said.
The driver of the truck, a city employee in his early-20s, was making a left turn from northbound Ynez Avenue to westbound Newmark Avenue when the truck struck the pedestrian, Kinyon said.
The elderly man was rushed to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment of “major injuries,” Kinyon said. An update on his condition was not available Saturday afternoon.
The intersection is regulated by four-way stop signs, he added.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation by officers from the Altadena office of the CHP, however nothing criminal was initially suspected, the officer said.
Because the crash involved a city-owned vehicle, officials said, Monterey Park police requested that the CHP handle the investigation to avoid any conflict of interest.

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