Traffic Collision Kills Homeless Man Near Santa Fe and Spring

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On Friday, September 11, 2015, at approximately 11:44 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the area of Santa Fe Avenue and Spring Street regarding an injury collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, which resulted in the death of the male adult pedestrian.

Arriving officers learned a 2004 Honda Civic had collided into a 2008 Scion TC in the intersection of Santa Fe Avenue and Spring Street. The collision caused the Scion to careen onto the east curb of Santa Fe Avenue, through a concrete bus bench, and into a homeless pedestrian sleeping in the doorway of a business. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Neither the 18-year-old female Long Beach resident driving the Honda, nor the 19-year-old male Norwalk resident driving the Scion where injured, and both remained at the scene.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed the Honda was traveling north on Santa Fe Avenue, when it collided with the Scion, which was traveling west on Spring Street and attempting to make a right turn onto Santa Fe Avenue. After the collision, the Scion ricocheted up onto the sidewalk, striking the bus bench and the sleeping pedestrian.

The identity of the middle-age pedestrian is unknown and will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

There was no witness identified at the scene and detectives are hoping anyone who may have seen what occurred will come forward.

Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detective Steve Fox at (562) 570-7110. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit


One Response to “Traffic Collision Kills Homeless Man Near Santa Fe and Spring”
  1. Lew says:

    Living in the Arts District I have not seen a decline in the homeless/mentally ill living on the streets. I walk for most places I need to go and talk and associate with the homeless community. No, I do not see it declining whatsoever. Where do these statistics come from?