Coroner Identifies Man Killed On Scooter Who Crashed Into Santa Monica Police Cruiser
Posted Apr. 9, 2014, 9:32 am
Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief
Thirty-year-old Walter James, of Highland, has been identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office as the man killed on a 2013 motor scooter on Saturday morning after a collision with a Santa Monica Police Department Cruiser.
James was on a scooter headed east on Pico when he reportedly ran a red light and collided with a SMPD cruiser that was traveling north on Fourth Street.
The collision happened at 7:40 am at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Fourth Street.
James was pronounced dead at a hospital while the officer suffered moderate injuries and also transported to a hospital for treatment.