FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Long Beach Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Pacific Avenue & Broadway regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of the pedestrian.
When Long Beach officers arrived, they assisted Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies with performing CPR on the male adult pedestrian. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived shortly thereafter, and continued life-saving measures. However, due to the major head and body trauma the pedestrian sustained, he was determined deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 22-year old resident of Redondo Beach was driving a 2011 Ford Fusion southbound on Pacific Avenue, in the number two lane. As he approached Broadway on a solid green light, he struck the pedestrian who was walking westbound in the south crosswalk against a red light.
At this time, the pedestrian is only being identified as a 66-year-old male, pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Collision Investigation 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 your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.