A man was killed after being hit by a car while he was riding an electric scooter just west of Long Beach City College Tuesday night, police said.
Officers were dispatched around 8:44 p.m. to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Cerritos Avenue where the man was struck, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The driver of a 2018 Dodge Challenger was traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway when he struck the man on the scooter, who was crossing northbound on Pacific Coast Highway outside of a crosswalk, authorities said.
According to the LBPD, the driver of the Dodge was unable to stop or avoid striking the pedestrian.
Despite efforts by Long Beach Fire Department personnel to keep the man alive, he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His identity was not immediately revealed as the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office works to notify his next of kin.
The driver of the vehicle, who was identified as a 21-year-old Long Beach resident, was not injured and remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.
Speed, drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the collision, police said.
Pacific Coast Highway was closed in both directions from Lemon Avenue to Orange Avenue Tuesday night. The investigation is ongoing.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information from the Long Beach Police Department.