Man Killed in Pedestrian Collision near Montair Avenue in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, CA (January 6, 2022) – Friday evening, a male pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident on Atherton Street.

The incident happened around 10:17 p.m., in the area of Atherton Street and Montair Avenue. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

According to a preliminary investigations, the driver of a silver sedan struck the man crossing northbound on Atherton Street. Then, the sedan driver fled the scene before authorities arrived.

Upon arrival, police officers located one male adult in the roadway with serious injuries. The Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived and took the pedestrian to a local hospital in critical condition.

Eventually, the man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on December 27, 2021. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is working to notify the next of kin.

At this time, Long Beach officials are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to contact Detective Kelsey Myers or Detective Joseph Johnson at (562) 570-7355.

Once available, further details will be provided about the hit-and-run accident on Atherton Street.

The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. Click here to request a police report.

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