Driver returns to scene after hit-and-run crash leaves pedestrian in critical condition, LBPD says

A man was hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck overnight by a driver who fled the scene but then returned, according to police.

The incident was reported about 12:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Obispo Avenue, said Long Beach police Lt. Aaron Alu.

“When officers arrived, they located a male adult pedestrian who had major injuries to his upper and lower body,” Alu said.

Long Beach Fire Department paramedics took him to a hospital, Alu said.

The man suspected of hitting the pedestrian fled the scene but returned about one hour later, Alu said. He was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, according to police.

The investigation was ongoing, Alu said.

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