PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — A 64-year-old homeless man who was hit by a car last week while walking across Ocean Avenue has died as a result of his injuries, Santa Monica police said Monday.
The man, who is yet to be identified, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition on Feb. 15 around 3:20 a.m., said SMPD Sgt. Jay Trisler. Police were notified Monday that he succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital.
The driver, a 64-year-old resident of Santa Clarita, was interviewed at the scene and released. Police said he was traveling northbound on Ocean Avenue approaching Arizona Avenue when he struck the man, who police said was walking outside of the crosswalk.
The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call SMPD detectives at (310) 458-8954 or the watch commander at (310) 458-8427. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or submit an online tip at www.wetip.com.