15-year-old pedestrian fatally struck by a car while walking with family on Avenue L
A recent press article release indicates that a 15-year-old boy identified as Adrian Smith was killed after a car struck him while he was walking with family late on Thursday night at Avenue L just west of 32nd Street West.
According to the coroner’s office, the victim was identified as teenager Adrian Smith, 15.
The Lancaster boy was struck at around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, when a reckless driver swerved into the victim in order to avoid crashing into two stopped vehicles in the roadway, the article said.
The boy’s family was crossing outside of a crosswalk and the boy went ahead while the family waited on a median to cross Avenue L, said authorities.
The driver suffered moderate injuries after his vehicle rolled several times. The driver’s name was not identified. The boy, Adrian Smith, was struck as a result. He and the driver were both transported to local hospitals for treatment, where the boy was reported to have died.
Adrian’s family has created a GoFundMe page in order to raise money for funeral expenses. This page can be found at www.gofundme.com/Adrian-smith-funeral.
Currently, this incident is being reviewed and assessed by authorities and further information will be reported at a later time once the investigation is concluded to determine if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
At this time, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family as they deal with the aftermath of such a tragic accident.
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