Police Investigate Saturday Night Traffic Fatality
2012-04-02 · By Editor
On Saturday, March 31, 2012, at approximately 10:07 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Lakewood Boulevard for a traffic collision that resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a 48-year-old male resident of Long Beach suffering from injuries he sustained in the collision. Paramedics from the Long Beach Fire Department transported him to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation determined that a 2003 Chevy S-10 Pick-Up was traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway from the Los Alamitos Traffic Circle when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The truck partially crossed the center median and collided with the decedent’s vehicle, a 2009 Piaggio Scooter, which was traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway. The decedent’s name is being withheld pending notification to his next of kin.
The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old male resident of Long Beach, was detained, questioned, and released. The cause of the accident is undetermined, but excessive speed and wet roadways may have been a factor. The investigation is ongoing and charges may be pending.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detail Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips via text or web may be submitted by visiting www.tipsoft.com.