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8-Year-Old Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in South LA

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SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A 13-year-old pedestrian suffered cardiac arrest and died after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning at an intersection in South Los Angeles, officials said.

The collision occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the 100 block of East King Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Despite bystander CPR and quick LAFD Firefighter/Paramedic action, the child was […]

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Meghan Trainor’s Father Struck by Vehicle in Apparent Hit-and-Run

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11:42 AM PT — 2/23 Meghan gave her fans an update Sunday, saying, “I’m with my dad now. Thank you for all your sweet messages. It was all very scary but he is the strongest man I know.”

4:26 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the motorist who struck Meghan Trainor’s dad, Gary, did not flee the scene — they stuck around and talked to cops afterward. We’re told she explained to police that Gary was wearing very dark clothes and that she couldn’t see him before it was too late.

Our sources say no crime was committed here — it appears the incident is being viewed and dealt with as an accident.

LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — Meghan Trainor ‘s father has been hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in what appears to be a hit-and-run — but, fortunately, it looks like he’ll be okay.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ … Gary Trainor was transported to an area hospital in Los Angeles Friday night, after we’re told he was hit by a car. The accident took place as Gary was crossing a busy street by foot, near the San Fernando Valley — he was admitted to a nearby emergency room.

We’re told he’s currently listed as being in stable condition, so it sounds like he’ll recover from his injuries. No official word on the whereabouts or description of the driver — we’ve got a call into law enforcement to see if they’re looking into it.

Meghan and her dad are super-tight — he mentored her to become the star she is today, and even showed her the ropes of the music game. The guy’s a known piano player himself, and reportedly contributed to one of Meghan’s earlier EPs … being featured on two tracks.

One song he apparently produced was her song “Cupid.” Another song he helped out on for that same “Only 17” record was called “Tumble.” He’s credited with helping launch her career, and has appeared at multiple awards shows and other public events with his kid.

Just as recently as last month, Gary and Meghan were together — on TV, no less — when Gary made a surprise guest appearance on ‘The Voice UK,’ for which Meghan serves as a judge.

Gary’s currently at least 70 years old, according to online records.

Originally Published — 2/22 1:25 PM PT

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LA Traffic Deaths Stay High: Officials Plead ‘Stop Texting’

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As L.A. traffic deaths stay high, officials plead with drivers to stop texting

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) — Advocates staging a “die-in” on the steps of L.A. City Hall in December to protest a lack of progress on the city’s goal of eliminating traffic deaths on city streets by 2025.

In the fourth full year of a program designed to eliminate traffic fatalities on Los Angeles streets, the number of people killed in car crashes stayed stubbornly high, early data show.

Last year, 244 people were killed in traffic collisions on city streets, a decrease of 0.8% compared to 2018, according to preliminary figures from the city. The victims included 134 people who were walking and `19 people biking.

The data may change slightly with additional analysis, officials said. But the early figures suggest another year […]

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Video Shows LASD Detective Leist Before She Was Fatally Struck

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LOS ANGELES (FOX 5) – LA County Sheriff’s Detective Amber Leist was killed after helping an elderly woman cross the street. FOX 11 reporter Gina Silva reports from Valley Village where people are remembering a deputy committed to helping others.

New surveillance video was released Monday that captured the moment an off-duty detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helped an elderly woman cross the street just seconds before she was struck and killed in Valley Village over the weekend.

Det. Amber Joy Leist, 41, was a mother of two and a 12-year veteran with […]

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