FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2017
TRAFFIC FATALITY 7TH AND OLIVE
On March 4, 2017 at approximately 5:52 PM, Long Beach Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision at 7th Street and Olive Avenue.
Upon arrival officers found that Long Beach Fire was transporting an elderly male pedestrian to a local hospital in critical condition after a gray 2011 Nissan Versa collided with him.
The driver of the Nissan is a 28-year-old male resident of Santa Rosa and remained at the scene during this investigation. The pedestrian has not been identified at this time.
Long Beach Police found that the male pedestrian, for an unknown reason, ran off the southwest corner of 7th Street and Olive into the path of the 2011 Nissan that was traveling eastbound on 7th Street and had a green traffic light to continue through the intersection of Olive Avenue. The driver of the Nissan had no time to stop prior to colliding with the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was later pronounced deceased at a Long Beach Hospital.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355.