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Long Beach, CA (March 20, 2020) – Police have released the identity of a man who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in Long Beach. The fatal accident claimed the life of 37-year-old Velton Jermaine Johnson after he was hit by a car on East 7th Street, in the vicinity of Ultimo Avenue.
According to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department, Johnson was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by an unspecified vehicle that fled the scene at around 10:00 p.m. The impact of the collision threw Johnson into the eastbound lane where he was then hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Responding paramedics pronounced Johnson deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Jeep, identified as a 61-year-old woman from Long Beach, remained at the scene to cooperate with authorities. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Velton Jermaine Johnson at this time.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, pedestrian accidents in California that ended with a fatality rose by about 32.8 percent from 2012 to 2016. Auto-pedestrian collisions are so-commonly deadly because of both the vulnerability of the victim and the reckless actions of negligent operators. It is tremendously important for victims and their families to know where to turn in order to hold irresponsible parties liable for their actions.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers responsible for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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