On Saturday, October 31, 2015, at approximately 12:23 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 14th Street regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian.
Arriving officers found an elderly female pedestrian in the roadway being attended to by the driver of the involved vehicle. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Acura Legend, being driven by a 20-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was traveling northbound Pacific Avenue when it struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross westbound Pacific Avenue, just north of 14th Street, outside of the crosswalk.
The driver remained at the scene and attended to the pedestrian until paramedics arrived. The driver was interviewed and released pending further investigation.
The Los Angeles County Coroner will positively identify the victim and notify next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Collision Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or visit www.LACrimeStoppers,org