Traffic Collision results in Death of Male Adult

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

LONG BEACH, CA – On Feb. 7, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Rose Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

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

Preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was standing in eastbound lanes of Artesia Boulevard, outside of a crosswalk, when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan traveling eastbound. The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and was last viewed heading eastbound on Artesia Boulevard.

The pedestrian was a 37-year-old resident of Long Beach. His identity is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin 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 Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Joseph Johnson at (562)570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8447), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play, or visiting