Los Angeles is not well known as a destination for pedestrians. Even the wide sidewalks of Hollywood do not feel adequate when cars are racing by and trying to sneak past red lights. Walkers have to be on the defensive -- but that may not be enough to protect themselves from irresponsible drivers.
An accident in the Fairfax section of the city cost the life of a pedestrian. The incident happened two hours after sunset on a recent evening when a 27-year-old driver on Melrose Avenue struck another car as it attempted a left turn after approaching from the other direction.