Man Dies, Hit By Three Cars on I-10
A man died today after being hit by three different cars on the Santa Monica Freeway less than 24-hours after he was released from jail. The accident in the eastbound lanes near La Cienega Blvd. was reported to the CHP just before 3 a.m., said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos.
The 50-year-old man who has not been identified ran across the westbound lanes of traffic where he was struck by a 2001 Honda Civic. The impact spun the man around, but he kept running across the lanes, crossing the center divider into the eastbound lanes, according to the CHP.
He was then struck by a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.
While lying in the road, he was struck by a 1991 Ford Probe.
All eastbound lanes were closed until about 7 a.m., with traffic being diverted off the freeway at of La Cienega Boulevard, Villalobos said.
The man was wearing a Sheriff's department identification wristband, which showed he had been released from custody yesterday at 3:04 a.m., the CHP said.
Officials had earlier said the man was aged between 30 and 35.
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