Man Fatally Struck by Car Crossing Long Beach Intersection
LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 11, 2018) – Victor Cardenas, 57, of Long Beach man died late Sunday night when he was struck by a motorist as he tried to cross East Seventh Street at Bellflower Boulevard, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The victim was struck by the driver about 11:50 p.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of East Seventh Street. Lopez said.
Police say the vehicle was traveling westbound on Seventh Street when the pedestrian attempted to cross the roadway outside of a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was headed northbound toward the U.S. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, police said. Sadly, the man died of his injuries at the scene.
The driver stopped after the collision and was questioned by investigators at the scene.
Long Beach Crash Investigation
It is unknown at this time what led to this collision, but police are heading up a full investigation and will determine fault. Pedestrians typically have the right-of-way in the roadway and drivers are required to yield to them, however, in areas where there is poor lighting or no marked crosswalk, it can be difficult for drivers to see them. Oftentimes, there can be shared liability for these types of accidents between the city who designed the intersection, the motorist and or the pedestrian.
We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.
If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.
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