TORRANCE (CBSLA) – An 81-year-old man was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run accident in Torrance while walking home from his nightly prayer service.
Ghulam Ali Khimani lived across the street from his local mosque and attended prayer service nightly. On Monday night, Khimani was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street and died from major injuries.
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Torrance Police responded to reports of a traffic collision around 8:40 p.m. regarding a vehicle and a pedestrian at the intersection of Del Amo Boulevard and Mariner Avenue.
Man, 81, left to die when struck by hit-and-run driver in crosswalk in Torrance
According to authorities, Khimani was crossing the street inside of the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on a green light.
Khimani was treated by Torrance Fire Department at the scene but sustained major injuries that he later succumbed to.
According to police, Khimani was dressed in dark clothing and beleive the driver may have not seen him.
TORRANCE, Calif. (FOX 11) – An 81-year-old man was killed Monday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in a crosswalk in Torrance.
Around 8:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian at the intersection of Del Amo Boulevard and Mariner Avenue. Police determined the victim, later identified as Ghulam Ali Khimani, was in the crosswalk walking south across Del Amo Boulevard when he was hit by a vehicle traveling east through a green light, according to Sgt. Ronald Harris of the Torrance Police Department.
Khimani sustained major injuries and was treated by Torrance Fire Department paramedics, but he died at the scene, Harris said.
"The Torrance Police Department offers its condolences to the families involved in this incident,'' Torrance police said.
The suspect's vehicle was described as a blue or gray Honda four-door sedan with front-end damage, he said.
Anyone with information regarding the case, which remains under investigation, was asked to call Torrance police at 310-618-5557.