A man died Tuesday after being struck by a car last week in North Long Beach whose driver failed to stop after the fact, police said.
Police say the crash happened sometime around 9:16 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the area of Atlantic Avenue and Market Street.
The man was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk when the driver of the vehicle, who was traveling northbound on Atlantic Avenue, hit him and left the scene, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
When officers arrived, they found the injured man in the center median of Atlantic Avenue, north of 53rd Street, the LBPD said.
Long Beach Fire Department personnel rendered medical aid to the man and then transported him to a local hospital for treatment, authorities said.
On Tuesday, detectives were notified that the pedestrian had died as a result of his injuries, the LBPD announced Wednesday morning. The man’s identity was not revealed as authorities work to notify his next-of-kin.
As of Wednesday, police have yet to locate the driver.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect when the victim died.
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