Pedestrian struck and killed on Robertson Boulevard
A 75-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle on March 17 in the 1100 block of South Robertson Boulevard, near the intersection of Whitworth Drive.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s department identified the victim as Los Angeles resident Philip Difranco. He was struck by a 2006 Toyota Corolla at approximately 8:30 p.m. while crossing Robertson Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk.
The driver pulled over and waited for police to arrive. Alcohol or drugs were not a factor and authorities did not cite or arrest the unidentified driver. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The collision remains under investigation by the LAPD’s West Traffic Division. Anyone with information is urged to call (213)473-0234.