A man hit by a car Wednesday morning on Echo Park Avenue died soon after, according to Karen Rayner of LAPD Media Relations.
The man was struck as he crossed east, in the block between Lucretia Avenue and Effie Street, around 9:40 a.m.
First responders from Echo Park's LAFD Station 20 took him to LA County-USC's Trauma Center with critical injuries. He died there around 11 a.m. after surgery.
The driver remained on the scene as police conducted their investigation.
No criminal charges have yet been filed.
LAPD is waiting for the coroner to identify the body. According to a firefighter, the victim lived near where he was killed.
The LAPD spokesperson described him as approximately 65 years of age and Hispanic.
Several neighbors said the intersection at Lucretia and Echo Park avenues has long been a danger.
It has no stop sign and no crosswalk. A DASH bus stop is nearby.
They also said increased development and business activity along Echo Park Avenue has led to more traffic.
They said careless pedestrian behavior like jaywalking only heightens the risks.
The death comes just a little over a week after a young woman was killed crossing on a busy stretch of Rowena Avenue in Silver Lake.