Video emerges of LA Mayor Garcetti's vehicle striking woman pedestrian

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The Los Angeles Times has posted video from its own surveillance cameras of the accident in which a 60-year-old woman was struck Tuesday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s vehicle in downtown L.A. The video is embedded below.

Meanwhile, the newspaper reported that the woman is in “very stable” condition and may be able to be discharged Wednesday:

Rosa Saca, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, identified the woman as Juliet Nicolas on Wednesday and said she was “possibly going home today."

Garcetti visited the woman at LA County + USC Medical Center at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

"We had a nice conversation and I am very pleased that she is in good spirits, Garcetti said in a statement. "I wish her a speedy recovery."

(Saca, speaking with KPCC on Tuesday, had previously said the woman was 65 years old.)

Garcetti was a passenger in the SUV driven by a member of his security detail when the vehicle struck a female pedestrian near City Hall Tuesday afternoon, the mayor's office told KPCC. 

The car hit the pedestrian on Second Street near Spring Street at 12:20 p.m. She was taken to nearby Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center by paramedics.

According to the mayor's office, Garcetti was on the phone and did not witness the crash. He was interviewed by LAPD investigators. 

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