Panorama City, LOS ANGELES – A man was killed as he was attempting to climb out of a manhole in Panorama City and was struck by a passing truck that fled the scene, police say:
On Saturday, at 10:25 a.m., a 2008-2012 white Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Parthenia Street, when it drove over a manhole cover as a pedestrian underneath the manhole cover was attempting to open it. As the vehicle drove over the manhole cover it was pushed down on top of the pedestrian who fell back down the manhole. The driver of the Silverado continued driving westbound on Parthenia Street has not been identified.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene. The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries. The pedestrian was a male in his 20’s. His name will not be released until next of kin is notified.