Arrest Made In Fatal Manhattan Beach Accident

The 23-year-old driver of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring that struck and killed a 52-year-old man last night in Manhattan Beach has been arrested.

Anthony Garcia was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, as well as for driving with a suspended license, after being picked up by police early this morning.

Garcia struck 52-year-old Brian Waldman around 9:30 p.m. yesterday while Waldman was leaving his car. The victim died in route to Coney Island Hospital.

Ira Zalcman, of the Manhattan Beach Community Group, was on the scene and wrote this report for the civic’s website:

The car that him had several occupants and was going westward and stopped a block away from the impact. Debris could be seen for most of that block.
The car door that was hit looked like it was shredded. Glass was strewn like confetti. Witnesses said the car that caused the accident was speeding. When this writer left the scene of the accident NYC Highway Police were beginning to do their measurements.


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