Courtney Everts Mykytyn was killed in front of her home, on a narrow residential street facing a park, at 4:30 in the afternoon.
The driver has not been charged.
She was the 237th person killed on LA’s streets in 2019 http://ow.ly/TkFj30q5N5b
A few hours before she was killed, our LAPD chief blamed pedestrians for the city's uptick in traffic deaths:
"When we look at those pedestrian fatalities... the pedestrians... are outside of a crosswalk or on the roadway, and so to speak are at fault."
A driver would have to be going pretty fast on a narrow residential street to kill a 46-year-old woman on impact.
But our LAPD chief says hitting pedestrians is fine, as long as you stick around: "The key for me for hit-and-runs is this: It’s an accident. Don’t make it a crime."
This is even worse than I could have imagined. Our city—and country—is so broken.
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