A 46-year-old man was struck by a minivan last night while crossing Pacific Coast Highway south of Pearl Street in South Redondo around 8 p.m. Police initially were told that the man had died, as was subsequently reported by several news outlets. But while being transported to a local hospital, the man was resuscitated and admitted to the hospital in critical condition.
According to police, a witness reported that the man appeared to be under the influence and was staggering in the roadway. He was walking outside a crosswalk and was in the left lane for northbound traffic when he was hit by the vehicle. The driver was not injured and police reported that it did not appear that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The collision is still under investigation and anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call RBPD Investigator Mike Dyberg at 310-379-2477 extension 2721 or email Mike.Dyberg@Redondo.org.