Coroner Identifies Man Killed On Scooter Who Crashed Into Santa Monica Police Cruiser

Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014, 9:32:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The accident occurred at the intersection of Pico and 4th in Santa Monica.
Photo by Mike Salazar
The accident occurred at the intersection of Pico and 4th in Santa Monica.

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.

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