GLENDALE — A 70-year-old Glendale woman who was struck by a refrigerated delivery truck after stepping off a curb died late Wednesday, officials said.
Tonya Kisishvili is the first pedestrian to be killed this year in a traffic-related collision on Glendale streets.
“This is an unfortunate event we wish wouldn’t have happened,” Glendale Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said.
Kisishvili had swelling in her brain and was in a coma at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center before she was taken off life support, police said.
Kisishvili’s family declined to comment Thursday about her death and the collision.
She was taken to the hospital Tuesday after the collision on Central and California avenues.
The truck was traveling south on Central Avenue about 2:40 p.m. in the second lane as it approached the intersection at California Avenue at about 25 mph, police said.