Pedestrian Killed at Bellflower/Spring Intersection

By: 
LBPD Media Relations

On Wednesday, January 25, at 8:30 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to Spring Street and Bellflower Boulevard regarding an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. 

Arriving officers discovered an injured male adult lying in the eastbound lanes of Spring Street, east of the intersection. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and transported him, in critical condition, to a local hospital. The victim, a 57-year-old resident of Long Beach, later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. 

The preliminary investigation revealed an 18-year-old male resident of Long Beach was driving a 2006 Saturn Vue southbound on Bellflower Boulevard. The driver stopped in the left turn lane at Spring Street and proceeded to turn left onto eastbound Spring Street when the left turn arrow turned green. At the same time, the pedestrian started to walk north across Spring Street in the east crosswalk against a steady red hand (pedestrian control signal) and was struck by the vehicle. 

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The influence of alcohol/drugs does not appear to be a factor in the collision. 

The Los Angeles County Coroner will make positive identification and notify next of kin. 

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective David Whelan at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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