Pedestrian dies after being struck by 2 vehicles while crossing intersection in North Long Beach

A Long Beach man died after being struck by two vehicles while he was crossing an intersection in North Long Beach on Saturday evening, the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement.

The pedestrian, a 24-year-old Long Beach resident, was crossing diagonally across the intersection of South Street and Cerritos Avenue, and he then stopped in the middle of westbound South Street waiting for eastbound traffic to clear, according to police’s preliminary investigation.

While the man was standing in the road, a 2011 Toyota Camry driven by a 19-year-old resident of Chino Hills who was unable to see the pedestrian, struck him, police said. An additional vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Quest driven by a 54-year-old Long Beach resident, was traveling westbound on South Street when the driver did not see the pedestrian and also struck him.

Both drivers remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation, and neither distraction nor impaired driving were factors in this collision, police said.

Officers were dispatched to South Street and Cerritos and found the pedestrian injured, officials said.

The Long Beach Fire Department arrived on scene and rendered aid to the pedestrian, then transported him to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, authorities said.

The identity of the man is being withheld “pending notification” of the next of kin, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective Shawn Loughlin of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-5520. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone, or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.

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