A woman died today at a hospital after being struck by a big rig while crossing a street with her 9-year-old daughter near Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood.
Paramedics were sent to the 1300 block of Bronson Avenue at 7:48 a.m. The girl was also taken to a hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The pair were in a crosswalk when they were struck by the southbound truck, said Officer Wendy Reyes of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations office.
The trucker stopped at the scene, and was questioned by police.
ABC7 reported that the girl was a student at Citizens of the World Charter School, which is on the campus of Le Conte Middle School. Counselors were sent to the campus, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Commuters told news crews that morning traffic around the neighborhood was typically congested.
Authorities withheld the woman's name pending notification of family members.
—City News Service