Hit-and-run victim was struck three times on Pacific Coast Highway

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: Sunday 6-9-24 / Approximately 2:30am LOCATION: Molino Ave & E Pacific Coast Hwy AREA/CITY: Long Beach, CA DETAILS: LBPD responded to a hit and run collision on PCH early this morning with a person down in the roadway. Upon arrival, a victim was not conscious and not breathing and was pronounced deceased on scene by LBFD. A driver who struck the pedestrian fled the area before police arrival and is at large. Unknown any suspect information currently. LBPD has EB lanes of traffic closed at Stanley Avenue & PCH. LBPD is investigating and pulling any video surveillance from nearby businesses.
Police caution tape marks the area in Long Beach where a pedestrian was struck by cars multiple times early Sunday. (OnScene.TV)

A man was struck three times in consecutive collisions on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach early Sunday morning, police say. Two were hit-and-runs. The one driver who did stop to call for help saw another motorist strike the man and speed away.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, the Long Beach Police Department said.

The first driver hit the victim while he was walking outside of a marked crosswalk near PCH and Molino Avenue. The victim was thrown into the road as the driver, whose identity and vehicle are unknown, fled.

A second driver, in a 2017 Kia Sportage, struck the victim shortly after 2 a.m. and pulled over to report the accident to police. Officers with the Long Beach Police Department responded to the crash at 2:26 a.m.

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While waiting for officers to arrive, the Kia driver said, he saw a truck hit the victim for a third time and drag him a short distance before fleeing the scene, according to Long Beach police.

No other information was made available about the fleeing vehicles, and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information regarding the collisions is asked to contact Det. Ashley Van Holland at (562) 570-5130.

The Kia driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The victim was pronounced dead by officials when they arrived.

The victim’s identity is pending notification of next of kin. His exact time of death is not known.

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