88-year-old pedestrian killed in Long Beach
An 88-year-old woman was run over and killed Friday in Long Beach at 7th Street and Pine Avenue.
Officers found Gui Wang, of Long Beach, lying in the middle of the street with multiple injuries.
Paramedics rushed Wang to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later as a result of serious injuries sustained in the collision.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Wang was attempting to cross 7th Street at Pine Avenue against a red light when she was struck by a 2002 Lexus RX300 traveling westbound on 7th Street on a green light, said Nancy Pratt, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department.
Police said a second vehicle that also was traveling west on 7th Street in the third lane suddenly stopped and narrowly missed striking Wang just before she was hit by the Lexus.
The Lexus driver was released at the scene.
-- Richard Winton
Map shows location where an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle in Long Beach. Source: Google Maps