Elderly man dies after being struck by driver backing out of driveway, police say

A 91-year-old man died Sunday at a local hospital, a day after he was struck by a woman backing out of her driveway, police said today.

On Saturday morning, May 14, 91-year-old Long Beach resident Song Srun was walking across the woman’s driveway in the 1600 block of East Plymouth Street and was hit as the woman was backing out, police say.

When the Long Beach Police Department arrived at 9:42 a.m., Long Beach Fire Department personnel were already rendering aid to Srun and transported him to a local hospital in critical condition, according to the LBPD.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, according to police, who say that neither speed, distracted driving nor impairment are believed to be factors in the collision.

Around 10 p.m. Sunday, May 15, police were notified that Srun had died at the hospital earlier that day.

Police asked anyone with information about the crash to contact Detective Kelsey Myers at 562-570-7355.

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Laura Anaya-Morga is a general assignment reporter for the Long Beach Post.
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