On May 14, 2022 at approximately 9:42 a.m., officers responded to an injury traffic collision in the 1600 block of East Plymouth Street involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, which later resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers discovered Long Beach Fire Department personnel were already on scene rendering aid to an adult male pedestrian who was subsequently transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed a female adult driver was backing out of her driveway when she struck the pedestrian who was walking across her driveway as she was backing out.
The driver, who had a valid driver’s license, remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
At this time, neither speed, distracted driving nor impairment are believed to be factors in the collision.
On May 15, 2022, at approximately 10 p.m., Collision Investigation Detectives were notified that the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries at the hospital earlier that day.
The pedestrian has been identified as Song Srun, a 91-year-old resident of Long Beach.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kelsey Myers of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail 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.
Very sad story. Pedestrians need to take care when walking behind running vehicles. When a driver is moving backwards they don’t have the full range of view like a person walking down the street. Every notice when your in a parking lot and backing up that people will keep walking behind your car? If I’m walking in a parking lot, I will stop and wait for the car to back out. Maybe it’s time for PSA’s on this?
He was 91 years old!
There’s no way that she didn’t see him, he was close enough to get hit by the car. If the driver actually took her time watching for the pedestrian, this wouldn’t of happen. Also, the man was 91 years old he could have had vision problems.
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