On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at approx.10:26 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Market Street regarding an attempt suicide call, where a female was reported to be walking in the middle of the street into traffic. The female was ultimately struck by a vehicle, which resulted in her death.
When officers arrived, they discovered a female laying in the northbound # 1 lane of traffic on Cherry Avenue at Cherry Avenue Industrial Circle. A passerby had begun administering life saving measures on the victim, which officers continued until Long Beach Fire Department paramedics arrived. The female sustained serious injuries, was transported to a local hospital by paramedics, and listed in critical condition. This afternoon, July 7, 2016, the L.B.P.D. received notification the victim had been pronounced deceased.
The investigation determined the female had run into traffic and was struck by a 2004 Nissan 350Z travelling north on Cherry Avenue. Through further investigation, it was learned the victim had gone to a location in the area to see an acquaintance, was distraught, and made comments about running into traffic. Before the acquaintance could take any action, the victim left the location, ran into the street, and was struck.
The victim’s identity will be released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the Nissan was uninjured, interviewed at the scene, and released.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the L.B.P.D.’s Collison Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org