Long Beach, California – According to authorities, a man died yesterday afternoon when he was hit by two vehicles while attempting to cross Bellflower Boulevard, near Cal State Long Beach, while crossing the street.
An unlicensed teenage driver heading southbound on Bellflower Boulevard hit the pedestrian who was crossing the roadway outside of a crosswalk near CSULB’s Beach Drive, according to police. The accident occurred at around 5:47 p.m. on January 21.
After being struck by the teenager, The pedestrian was struck a second time, this time by a Honda Pilot.
Based on their school identity card, the teen driver was identified as a 17-year-old Long Beach resident, while the Honda Pilot was operated by a 59-year-old resident.
Distracted driving, excessive speeding, and impairment did not seem to be factors in the crash, therefore the drivers were released at the site by police officers.
Officers and emergency responders on the scene determined that the pedestrian had died as a result of his injuries. According to police, the pedestrian was not a CSULB student and seemed to be homeless. Los Angeles County coroner’s officers are attempting to help investigators identify the pedestrian in this incident.