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Torrance Police Department
Wednesday March 14th, 2018 :: 08:05 a.m. PDT


Major Traffic Collision Incident

On March 12, 2018, at approximately 8:06 pm, officers from the Torrance Police Department responded to a major injury traffic collision in the 17900 block of northbound Hawthorne Boulevard.    On arrival, officers discovered that a 2016, Kia van had collided with a pedestrian in the northbound lanes of Hawthorne Boulevard.  The initial investigation indicates the Kia van was traveling northbound in the number four lane of Hawthorne Boulevard when it collided with a pedestrian who was crossing westbound, outside of a crosswalk in the 17900 block of Hawthorne Boulevard.  The pedestrian, a 24 year-old male, was treated by Torrance Fire Department personnel at the scene.  The subject sustained major injuries and was ultimately transported to a local hospital.  The driver of the vehicle, a 65 year-old female, was not injured; alcohol was not a factor in the collision.  
The northbound lanes of Hawthorne Boulevard between 182nd Street to 178th Street were closed for approximately five hours during the investigation.
This collision is being investigated by the Torrance Police Department’s Traffic Division under the command of Captain Martin Vukotic, Commander of the Special Operations Bureau.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police Department’s Traffic Division at (310) 618-5557.
Lieutenant Jeremiah Hart 
Traffic and Special Events Division Commander

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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