Woman critically injured after being struck by motorist in Central Long Beach

A woman riding a skateboard in Central Long Beach late Saturday night was struck by a motorist and hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.

Police responded to the incident at about 10:25 p.m. near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Lewis Avenue, one block east of Poly High School.

Arriving police found the woman in the roadway with life-threatening injuries to her upper and lower body, said Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy.

The victim was transported by Long Beach paramedics to a local hospital in critical condition.

Opinion: 29 people died in traffic violence in Long Beach; we need to change how we talk about it

A preliminary investigation found that the victim was riding a skateboard south across PCH when she was struck by the motorist traveling east on PCH, according to Dandoy.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, Dandoy said. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the incident at this time, she said.

The investigation is ongoing. No other information is available at this time.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. 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.