Traffic collision kills adult male

A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Boulevard Artesia and Avenue Rose on February 7, then succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

LONG BEACH, Calif. – On February 7, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Artesia Blvd. and Rose Ave. regarding a personal injury traffic accident, which resulted in the death of a man adult.

Upon arrival, officers discovered an injured pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of Artesia Boulevard, just west of Rose Avenue. Officers rescued the pedestrian until Long Beach firefighters arrived at the scene. Fire department personnel transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was standing in the eastbound lanes of Artesia Boulevard, outside a crosswalk, when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan traveling eastbound. The vehicle did not stop at the scene and was last seen heading east on Artesia Boulevard.

The pedestrian was a 37-year-old Long Beach resident. His identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

At this time, speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Joseph Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Details at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8447), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app on your smartphone (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, or by visiting

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