Elderly Rosemead couple struck by pickup truck while crossing street

ROSEMEAD >> An elderly husband and wife suffered major injuries Wednesday when they were struck by a pickup truck while crossing a street in their hometown of Rosemead, authorities said.
The collision took place about 6:15 p.m. along Walnut Grove Avenue, just south of Garvey Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Ismael Chavez said.
The couple, described as a Rosemead man and wife in their 70s, were crossing Walnut Grove mid-block, without a crosswalk, when they were struck by a southbound pickup truck, the lieutenant said.
The woman was hospitalized in critical condition, Chavez said. Her husband suffered significant head injuries and was hospitalized in stable condition.
The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, he said. Investigators determined the driver was unlicensed and had been driving without headlights on, though the sun set at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday.
No arrests were made at the scene, Chavez said. Deputies will present their ultimate findings to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for consideration of charges.

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