Pedestrian dies from injuries after being struck by driver near Long Beach City College, police say

A man who was walking near Long Beach City College died Tuesday morning after being struck by a driver, authorities said.

Police say the traffic collision occurred around 8 a.m. in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Rose Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a pedestrian that had been struck by the driver of a 2019 Jeep vehicle, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The Long Beach Fire Department took the pedestrian to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, police said.

The driver of the Jeep, who police say was a male Long Beach resident, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, according to a press release from the LBPD. Police say the pedestrian was walking northbound outside of the crosswalk when the driver, who was traveling westbound on PCH, struck him.

Officers determined that distracted driving, speeding and impairment do not appear to be a factor in the collision, according to the LBPD, which assessed that the driver of the Jeep was “was unable to stop or avoid striking the pedestrian.”

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has withheld the identity of the pedestrian until next of kin have been notified, police said.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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