FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
On Saturday, October 24, 2015, a 52-year-old Long Beach man succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the street three days earlier.
On Wednesday October 21, 2015, at approximately 11:45 p.m., LBPD officers were dispatched to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian injury traffic collision. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and transported the pedestrian, who sustained major head trauma, to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until the time of his death.
The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian, identified as 52-year-old Earl Wilson of Long Beach, was walking southbound in the west crosswalk of Pacific Coast Highway at Orange Avenue on a green light. As victim Wilson attempted to cross, he was struck by a 2014 Toyota Prius taxicab that was attempting to make a left turn from northbound Orange Avenue to westbound Pacific Coast Highway on a green light.
The taxicab driver, a 67-year-old resident of Long Beach, remained at the scene and was interviewed and released pending further investigation.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detail Detective Sirilo Garcia 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.