On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Cambridge Street regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of the pedestrian.
Upon arrival officers found an elderly male pedestrian on Long Beach Boulevard north of Cambridge Street with life-threatening injuries. Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was attempting to cross Long Beach Blvd., eastbound through a raised center median with vegetation, when he stepped out into the #1 lane of northbound Long Beach Blvd., when he was struck by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 68-year-old male resident of Los Angeles.
The pedestrian was outside of a crosswalk when he entered the northbound #1 lane of Long Beach Blvd. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. He was later released pending further investigation.
The victim is only being identified as a 73-year-old resident of Los Angeles, pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.