Upon witnessing the collision, the special services officer called for additional resources and began performing life-saving measures on a pedestrian until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived. Despite their efforts, the pedestrian was determined to be deceased at the scene by Fire personnel.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking in lanes of traffic, outside a crosswalk, at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Lindero Avenue. He was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound which had entered the intersection on a green light. The vehicle, a 2021 Acura ILX, was being driven by a 48-year-old resident of Long Beach. The driver had a valid license and remained on scene to cooperate with the investigation. At this time, speed, impaired driving, and distracted driving are not believed to be a factor in this collision.
The pedestrian was identified as Fikre Workneh, a 84-year-old resident of Long Beach.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Joseph Johnson or Detective Shawn Loughlin of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail 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 your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.