On February 17, 2015, at approximately 6:06 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to Bellflower Boulevard and Atherton Street regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Arriving officers found Long Beach Fire Department paramedics attending to a male pedestrian who sustained major head and body trauma. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed the 60- to 70-years-old unidentified pedestrian was walking westbound across Bellflower Boulevard, south of Atherton Street, when he was struck by a 2013 Mazda. The Mazda, being driven by a 26-year-old Long Beach resident, was traveling southbound Bellflower Boulevard.
The pedestrian was not carrying any identification and is currently listed as a John Doe.
The Mazda driver remained at the scene, was interviewed, and later released.
Long Beach Police were notified that on February 27, 2015, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will make positive identification and notify next-of-kin.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Collision Investigations Detective Sirilo Garcia 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