One Dead, One Injured after Long Beach Hit-and-Run Accident on Pacific Avenue
LONG BEACH, CA (June 27, 2019) – A woman died and a man sustained injuries after a hit-and-run crash on Pacific Avenue on Tuesday, June 25.
Officers responded to the hit-and-run about 11:55 p.m. at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Burnett Street. They found the woman unresponsive and the man lying in the intersection.
First responders rushed the woman to a local hospital. However, she died a short time later.
The 35-year-old man, a Wilmington resident, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
The accident happened when two pedestrians crossed Pacific Avenue in a marked crosswalk on the north side of the intersection, Long Beach police reported. A white, possibly four-door, unknown model car that moved southbound on Pacific Avenue at Burnett Street struck the pedestrians.
According to Witness Justin Kraut, the pair flew 10 feet due to the impact of the crash. He also added that the driver continued forward without stopping.
Police stated that the vehicle fled the scene, and the driver did not stop to help the victims.
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