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Woman Struck By Car With Mayor Inside Gets Visit From Garcetti

The pedestrian was hit while the mayor was on his way to City Hal.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.

By City News Service

Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was a passenger in a police vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Tuesday, visited the woman in the hospital on Wednesday.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Juliet Nicolas this morning at L.A. County-USC Medical Center," Garcetti said. "We had a nice conversation and I am very pleased that she is in good spirits. I wish her a speedy recovery."

The 60-year-old woman, who was not seriously hurt, could be released from the hospital later today.

According to the mayor's office, the vehicle -- a black SUV traditionally used to transport the mayor -- was being driven east on Second Street near Spring Street when it struck the woman about 12:20 p.m. The mayor, who was returning to City Hall, was on the phone and did not see her get hit, according to his office.

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