Police Identify Elderly Woman Killed in Long Beach Pedestrian Accident at Magnolia Avenue and 32nd Street as Maria Macias
Long Beach, California (March 10, 2020) – The elderly woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle as she was crossing a street in Long Beach has been identified as Maria De Jesus Macias, 86, of Long Beach.
Police said Macias was crossing Magnolia Avenue and 32nd Street in a marked crosswalk at about 6:15 p.m. on March 6 when she was struck by a gray 2003 Honda Pilot that was heading southbound on Magnolia Avenue.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and provided medical aid to Macias. Paramedics then took her to a local hospital where she was later declared dead.
A 46-year-old Long Beach man driving the Honda remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigators. Alcohol, drugs or distracted driving were not suspected factors in the crash
Anyone with details regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective David Lauro at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips can be submitted through LA Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said