LONG BEACH Calif. – A man who was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in Long Beach in February has died, police said Monday as they reached out to the public for help finding the motorist who struck him.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the man — whose name was not released pending notification of relatives — died Friday.
The man was struck around 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 near Pacific Coast Highway between Pasadena and Linden avenues, police said. Officers on patrol in the area spotted the man lying in traffic lanes, and police determined he had been struck by a westbound vehicle while he was walking across PCH.
Police said the man was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening at the time, but his condition began to deteriorate, and officers were notified Monday that the man had died on Friday.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LBPD Collision Investigation Detail Detective Joseph Johnson at 562-570-7355. Callers who want to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.