By Aaron Blevins, 7/19/2012
The pedestrian who was struck at 6th Street and Hauser Boulevard after a traffic accident last week has died.
According to a family friend, the pedestrian was Margaret “Marne” Rosenberger, a Park La Brea resident who had moved into the apartment complex approximately two months ago.
Joanna VanTrees Cowitt said Rosenberger was like a mother to her, and Cowitt referred to her as an aunt. She said the Canada native would have turned 75 years old on July 13, two days after the accident. Rosenberger, who moved to Los Angeles 50 years ago, had lived with Cowitt in Westwood before moving to Park La Brea.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on July 11, a silver Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 27-year-old Los Angeles resident struck a blue Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 61-year-old L.A. resident at 6th Street and Hauser Boulevard, causing one of the cars to careen toward Rosenberger and nearby townhouses.
The driver of the silver Jetta was headed westbound on 6th Street, while the driver of the blue Jetta was attempting to make a left-hand turn to head south on Hauser Boulevard. Although a witness on the scene stated that driver of the silver Jetta ran a red light, investigator Olin Osborne, of LAPD’s West Traffic Division, said the collision was likely the result of an unsafe left turn.
He said both drivers complied with the investigation, and both suffered minor injuries. The driver of the blue Jetta was transported to a local hospital and released. Both drivers had a valid driver’s license and insurance, Obsorne said.
The investigation is ongoing, and Osborne didn’t know if charges may be filed in the incident. He requested that anyone with information regarding the accident call West Traffic Division at (213)473-0234, or after-hours at (213)473-0222.