Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
11/12/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
Subject:
TRAFFIC FATALITY
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273






On Saturday, November 5, 2016 at approximately 7:27 PM, officers were dispatched to Cherry Avenue and 55th Street regarding an injury hit and run traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the critical injury of the pedestrian.

When Officers arrived on scene, they discovered the pedestrian lying unconscious on Cherry Avenue, being treated by Good Samaritans already on scene. The pedestrian was transported by Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics to a local hospital where he was listed in "Critical Condition".

The preliminary investigation revealed that a beige colored smaller 4-door vehicle was traveling north on Cherry Avenue when it struck the pedestrian in a crosswalk. After interviewing numerous witnesses, the vehicle may possibly be a 4-door, white or beige Nissan Sentra or Honda. After striking the pedestrian, the vehicle slowed or stopped briefly before fleeing north on Cherry Avenue.

Witnesses also described the two occupants of the vehicle as being male Hispanics. According to the witnesses, the driver's side windshield should have extensive damage from the collision.

On November 10, 2016 the pedestrian died from the injuries sustained in the hit and run. He is only being identified as a 55-year-old male resident of Long Beach.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7355. app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/ .