Lakewood: Lyft Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian

Shortly before 11:00 pm LACO Fire was dispatched to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Candlewood St. and Paramount Blvd. in the city of Lakewood. First arriving units from the LASD saw the female victim down in the street unresponsive and tried to administer aid but the victim succumbed to her injuries. The driver who was active on the Lyft ride-share platform at the time says he was on his way to pick up a passenger when the collision happened. He did stay at the scene and was cooperative with questioning and does not appear to be DUI related, however distracted driving with the Lyft app could be a factor. Los Angeles Sheriffs are investigating.