Pedestrian Struck by Two Cars on Long Beach Blvd
Updated: Feb 16, 2021
A pedestrian was struck twice and killed early Monday morning on the 3200 block of Long Beach Boulevard and 32nd Street, police say.
LBPD spokesperson Allison Gallagher says officers responded to the crash scene at about 5:35 a.m.; the arriving officers located the victim lying on the street. LBFD personnel determined the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries.
The initial finding revealed that a 28-year-old driver operating a 2004 Nissan 350z traveled north on Long Beach Boulevard when he struck a male pedestrian standing in the street.
The injured pedestrian was knocked into Long Beach Boulevard's southbound lanes and then proceeded to be hit a second time by a 2018 Nissan Sentra.
Police say both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol, drugs, and distracted driving are not believed to have been a factor in the collision. Both drivers were positively identified with their valid driver's license and were released from the scene, pending further investigation.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office will identify the decedent and notify the next-of-kin.
Collision Investigation Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the crash.
Long Beach firefighters applied the jaws of life to remove the pedestrian trapped underneath the vehicle, per LBP.
Editor’s note: This story was updated with details of the crash via a press released by the LBPD.