MELROSE—Authorities on Thursday, March 30 identified a pedestrian who died after being struck by two cars on the southbound Hollywood (101) Freeway at Melrose Avenue.
The crash was reported around 10:51 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. David Paul Noel, 31, of Sun Valley was pronounced dead at the scene, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi.
Noel was walking on the southbound Hollywood Freeway when he crossed westbound from the center median and into the No. 1 lane, “directly into the path of [a] Nissan [Altima],” indicated the CHP in a statement.
After the initial collision, a silver Honda Insight traveling behind the Nissan struck the pedestrian a second time, while he was lying injured in the No. 1 lane. Both drivers of the Nissan and Honda pulled over and parked their vehicles in the left shoulder, south of Fountain Avenue.
Lanes No. 1 and two of the southbound Hollywood Freeway were closed at approximately 11 p.m., according to reports. CHP tweeted a Sig Alert reading: “SB US-101 NORTH OF MELROSE AVE, #1,2 LANES BLOCKED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO A COLLISION.”
All lanes were reopened by 1 a.m. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the CHP at (213) 744-2331.