FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
On March 19, 2016, at approximately 11:49 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the 3300 block of South Street regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, Officers observed Los Angeles County Fire Department Paramedics performing lifesaving medical aid on the pedestrian. That pedestrian was later transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, a 28-year-old male resident of Huntington Beach, was crossing southbound across South Street west of Downey Avenue. He was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by a 1997 Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound on South Street being driven by a 32-year-old resident of Bellflower.
The driver of the Honda remained at the scene, was interviewed and later released.
On March 20, 2016, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the local hospital. The pedestrian's identification is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
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.