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Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by Garcetti's police vehicle

A pedestrian in her 60s was hospitalized Tuesday after being struck by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s vehicle in downtown Los Angeles, according to the mayor’s office.

Garcetti was in the car, speaking on the phone, when the accident occurred, according to a written statement released by his office. He did not see what happened, the statement said.

"I'm very concerned about her and wish her a speedy recovery,” Garcetti said. "I look forward to speaking with her soon."

The police vehicle in which Garcetti was riding was heading east on Second Street near Spring Street, on the way to City Hall. The scene was blocked off by police tape afterward.

The Los Angeles Fire Department rushed the woman to a hospital, according to the mayor’s office.

Rosa Saca, a spokeswoman for County USC Medical Center, said an elderly woman was brought to the hospital at around 12:30 p.m. in the wake of the accident. 

Saca would not describe the woman’s medical condition.


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