Man walking on 91 Freeway dies when 3 cars hit him; one driver flees

A man was fatally struck by multiple vehicles as he tried to cross the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Bellflower Monday night, authorities said.

At about 9:30 p.m., the California Highway Patrol began receiving reports of a pedestrian walking on the right shoulder. Minutes later, a 2012 Infiniti in the eastbound No.1 lane collided with the pedestrian, who was crossing the freeway, according to CHP Sgt. S. Weathers.

The man landed in the carpool lane and was struck by at least two other vehicles, one of which fled the scene, Weathers said.

The pedestrian suffered blunt force trauma in the crash and was killed, he said.

Neither the 44-year-old driver of the Infiniti or the second driver driver who stayed suffered any injuries.

Alcohol or drugs were not a factor with respect to those two, but it was unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor with respect to the unidentified driver or pedestrian, Weathers said.

A description of the third vehicle involved was not immediately available.

Anyone who witnessed this incident was asked to call Officer McLaughlin at the CHP’s Santa Fe Springs area office at 562-868-0503.

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