On Nov. 12, 2021, at approximately 6:22 p.m., officers responded to the area of Artesia Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision which later resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult pedestrian in the roadway suffering from injuries to his upper body. Officers rendered life-saving aid until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital.
Through their preliminary investigation, officers learned the pedestrian was walking southbound across Artesia Boulevard west of Atlantic Avenue, outside of a crosswalk, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound, which fled the scene prior to officers arrival. A witness described the suspect vehicle as a dark Toyota Camry.
On Nov. 22, 2021, the Long Beach Police Department was notified the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries on Nov. 19, 2021. He has been identified as David Bermudez, a 72-year-old resident of Long Beach.
At this time, neither speed, distracted driving, nor impaired driving are believed to be factors in the collision.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact LBPD Collision Investigation Detective Joseph Johnson at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.