Pedestrian killed in traffic collision in Central Long Beach, police say

A man died Sunday night after being hit by a car while crossing a street near Atlantic Avenue and 19th Street in Central Long Beach, police say.

According to police, the man, a 36-year-old Long Beach resident, was “crossing westbound in lanes of traffic outside of a crosswalk and was struck.” He was hit by a Long Beach woman driving a 2014 Honda who was traveling northbound on Atlantic Avenue and was unable to stop as he was crossing the street, police said.

When the Long Beach Fire Department arrived, they rendered aid to the man before he was transported to a local hospital where he later died, according to authorities.

The woman remained on the scene to cooperate with officers during their investigation and police say neither distracted driving, impaired driving nor speed are believed to be factors in the collision.

This is the 10th traffic fatality involving a pedestrian that the Long Beach Police Department has publicly reported this year.

The identity of the victim has not been released as authorities work to notify the next of kin.

Police asked anyone with information about the crash to contact LBPD Detective Jeff Meyer or Detective Shawn Loughlin at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting LACrimeStoppers.org.

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Laura Anaya-Morga is a general assignment reporter for the Long Beach Post.
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