On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at approximately 9:02 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Lemon Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Arriving officers discovered a female pedestrian who had sustained major injuries. Officers provided first aid until the arrival of Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, who transported her to a local hospital. She succumbed to her injuries approximately three hours after the collision.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, a 62-year-old resident of Long Beach, was crossing southbound on Pacific Coast Highway east of Lemon Avenue outside of any crosswalk. As she was crossing, she was struck by a 2002 Hyundai Sonata traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 36-year-old resident of Long Beach, remained at the scene, was interviewed and later released.
The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit LACrimeStoppers.org