A 58-year-old pedestrian struck by a car last month has died from his injuries, the Long Beach Police Department said on Sunday.
John Kim, of Long Beach, was struck by a 32-year-old man driving a 2007 Audi at Cherry Avenue and 15th Street in Central Long Beach on Thursday, Jan. 27 at around 6:22 p.m., according to police.
Police said the driver was traveling southbound on Cherry Avenue through a green light at 15th Street when the pedestrian began to cross Cherry Avenue, eastbound in the south crosswalk against the “Don’t Walk” sign, and the Audi was unable to stop or avoid striking the pedestrian.
The Long Beach Fire Department transported Kim to a local hospital for further treatment where he was “listed in stable condition by medical personnel,” police said in a statement. However, on Sunday, the LBPD was notified that Kim died.
Police said the driver of the Audi stayed on scene the morning of the collision and cooperated with the investigation. Distracted or impaired driving and speed were not believed to be factors at the time of the collision, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective K. Johansen or Detective S. Loughlin of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone, or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.