Man Sleeping in Bushes Struck and Killed near Santiago Avenue

LONG BEACH, CA (May 25, 2022) – Early Tuesday morning, a man was struck and killed in a pedestrian accident on Pacific Coast Highway.

Dispatchers responded to the scene near Santiago Avenue around 1:50 a.m., to what was originally reported as a non-injury collision.

Authorities responded to the scene and located a vehicle stopped against a concrete wall over a flower bed. Once towing services removed the car, officers located the 66-year-old deceased man pinned underneath.

According to reports, the van was heading westbound when the driver lost control and veered off the road, striking the man who was sleeping in the flower bed at the time.

The driver stayed at the scene, and confirmed that he was distracted while operating the vehicle.

At this time, an active investigation into the pedestrian accident on Pacific Coast Highway is still underway.


The team at Sweet James would like to take this opportunity to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


The death of a family member after a pedestrian accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435. Click here to request a police report.

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