A Long Beach man died nearly a week after being hit by a van whose drive fled the scene of the crash in the Washington neighborhood near Downtown.
Ricardo Torres, 63, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, police said in a statement on Wednesday, March 13. The crash occurred March 6 at about 6:26 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Anaheim Street and Chestnut Avenue regarding an injury hit-and-run collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian, police said.
Torres was hit in the No. 2 lane, crossing Anaheim Street northbound at Del Rey Court, outside of a designated crosswalk, police said. The van involved in the crash was described as a burgundy 2003-2009 Toyota Sienna.
Officers located the victim laying in the roadway, and the Long Beach Fire Department transported him to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective S. Fox of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7110. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Editor’s note: This story was updated Thursday, March 14, with photos of the van.
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