On Monday, Nov. 27, a vehicle-versus-pedestrian traffic collision resulted in the death of the pedestrian at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Cambridge Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
At approximately 5:15pm, officers were dispatched to the area and, upon arrival, found an elderly male on Long Beach Boulevard, north of Cambridge Street, with life-threatening injuries. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was attempting to cross Long Beach Boulevard, eastbound through a raised center median with vegetation, when he stepped out into the No. 1 lane, northbound, and was struck by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis that was driven by a 68-year-old male resident of Los Angeles.
The pedestrian was outside of a crosswalk when he entered the lane, according to the LBPD. 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.
Those who have information regarding the incident may call LBPD 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 a smart phone or visiting lacrimestoppers.org.