Man struck, killed by car while crossing street in wheelchair

A 56-year-old Long Beach man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in his wheelchair, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
On Monday Jan. 27, at approximately 6:25pm, LBPD officers were dispatched to the area of Pacific Avenue and 29th Street regarding an injury traffic collision. Upon arrival, they discovered an unconscious man lying in the northbound lanes of Pacific Avenue with a wheelchair nearby. The investigation revealed that the victim had attempted to cross Pacific Avenue at 29th Street in his wheelchair when he was struck by the vehicle. Police say he was crossing the intersection on a diagonal, from the northwest corner to the southeast corner, and was struck outside of the crosswalk by a 2005 Infinity FX35, driven by a 42-year-old Long Beach man. The driver of the vehicle had stopped to see if he could render aid to the victim before calling 9-1-1, according to police.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and determined that Ronnie Wayne Singleton was deceased due to traumatic injuries suffered from the collision. The driver was interviewed at the scene and found to have a valid driver’s license and insurance, and he was released at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
Those with information regarding this incident are asked to call the Collision Investigation Detail Detective Steve Fox (562) 570-7355. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus the tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit lacrimestoppers.org .

Source: LBPD

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