On Monday, April 4, 2016, at approx. 6:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Long Beach Boulevard and Market Street regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian injury traffic collision, which later resulted in the death of the male adult pedestrian.
When officers arrived, they located a critically injured unconscious male pedestrian on Long Beach Boulevard between Market Street and Plymouth Street. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital.
Based on the preliminary investigation, the pedestrian was crossing eastbound on Long Beach Boulevard mid-block, between Market Street and Plymouth Street, when he was struck by a 2008 Chevy Equinox. The Chevy was traveling northbound on Long Beach Boulevard in the #1 lane from Plymouth Street at the time of the collision, and being driven by a 24-year-old female resident of Hawthorne. The driver remained at the scene, and was questioned and released. The investigation remains ongoing.
Today, April 5, 2016, the LBPD received notification from the hospital that the pedestrian, only being identified as a 78-year-old resident of Long Beach pending notification of next of kin, had died from his injuries.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org