FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, at approx. 7:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to Willow Street and Redondo Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of the male adult pedestrian.
When officers arrived, they immediately began administering emergency medical care to the victim who had sustained major head trauma. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, a 62-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was attempting to cross northbound Willow Street east of Redondo Avenue when he was struck by a 2012 Honda Accord. The Accord had been travelling east on Willow Street and was being driven by a 47-year-old female from Long Beach. The pedestrian was outside of a crosswalk, and according to independent witnesses at the scene, was crossing against a red light and “wait” signal, and the Honda had a green light. The driver of the Honda remained at the scene, was interviewed, and later released.
The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7110. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.