Pedestrian Crossing Long Beach Street Fatally Hit by Car


Long Beach Boulevard at Cambridge Street. Google screenshot.

A 73-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday evening when he attempted to cross a North Long Beach street.

The incident happened near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Cambridge Street. Officers responded to the scene at 5:15PM, according to a release from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

The victim, identified only as a Los Angeles resident, was transported with life-threatening injuries to a local hospital where he later died.

Authorities said the pedestrian was crossing Long Beach Boulevard, eastbound through a raised center median with vegetation, when he stepped out onto the No. 1 lane of northbound Long Beach Boulevard. That is when he was struck by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by a 68-year-old Los Angeles man.

Arriving officers found the victim on Long Beach Boulevard north of Cambridge Street. The motorist remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.