Man in Wheelchair Killed By Car in Long Beach; Driver Stays at Scene

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - A man in a wheelchair was fatally injured by a car in Long Beach this morning, and the driver stayed at the scene to cooperate with police, authorities said.

At about 12:42 a.m., a 2017 Toyota Camry was going northbound on Long Beach Boulevard when it struck the pedestrian, who was crossing in a marked crosswalk at 27th Street, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

Police dispatched to the scene at about 12:45 a.m. reported a man in the street suffering from critical injuries. Paramedics arriving at the location pronounced him dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota stayed at the location and cooperated with police.

``A this time, it is unknown if the driver or the pedestrian had the right way,'' police said. ``Neither speed nor distracted or impaired driving is believed to be a factor in this collision.''

Detectives from the LBPD's Collision Investigation Detail urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.


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