Saturday, November 5, 2016 at approximately 7:27 PM, officers were dispatched
to Cherry Avenue and 55th Street regarding an injury hit and run traffic
collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the critical
injury of the pedestrian.
When Officers arrived on scene, they
discovered the pedestrian lying unconscious on Cherry Avenue, being treated by
Good Samaritans already on scene. The pedestrian was transported by Long Beach
Fire Department Paramedics to a local hospital where he was listed in
The preliminary investigation revealed that a
beige colored smaller 4-door vehicle was traveling north on Cherry Avenue when
it struck the pedestrian in a crosswalk. After interviewing numerous
witnesses, the vehicle may possibly be a 4-door, white or beige Nissan Sentra
or Honda. After striking the pedestrian, the vehicle slowed or stopped
briefly before fleeing north on Cherry Avenue.
described the two occupants of the vehicle as being male Hispanics. According
to the witnesses, the driver's side windshield should have extensive damage
from the collision.
On November 10, 2016 the pedestrian died from
the injuries sustained in the hit and run. He is only being identified as a
55-year-old male resident of Long Beach.
Anyone who may have
information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police
Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Steve Fox at (562)
570-7355. app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google
Play), or visiting http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/