Traffic Fatality: Palo Verde Ave. at Belen St.
From Issue: Volume XX - Number 26
By LBPD Media Relations Detail
On Saturday January 5, at approximately 5:40 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the intersection of Palo Verde Ave. and Belen St. regarding a traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious elderly female pedestrian who had sustained serious injuries. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported the female to local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Chevy Tahoe was traveling southbound on Palo Verde approaching Belen when it struck the woman who was attempting to cross westbound Palo Verde at the north end of the intersection, which is posted no crossing allowed, and directs pedestrians to cross at the south end of the intersection's crosswalk. The driver of the Tahoe, a 31-year-old Long Beach resident, remained at the scene and was interviewed by officers and released.
The pedestrian, who appeared to be in her 70s or 80s, had no identification on her and is listed as Jane Doe at this time pending further investigation by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
Anyone who may information on this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Accident Investigations Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Editor's Note: Belen St. is one block south of Spring St.