Velton Johnson ID’d as Man Killed In Long Beach Pedestrian Accident On East 7th Street Near Ultimo Avenue
Long Beach, California (March 20, 2020) – The man who was struck and killed by two vehicles while walking across a street late Monday night in Long Beach has been identified as Velton Jermaine Johnson, 37, of Long Beach.
The deadly accident occurred at around 9:54 p.m. Monday, March 16 on East 7th Street near Ultimo Avenue.
Authorities said Johnson was crossing East 7th Street outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by a vehicle that was heading westbound on 7th Street. The impact threw Johnson into the eastbound lanes, where he was also hit by a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was heading eastbound on 7th Street.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and found Johnson lying on the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The first driver did stop to render aid to the victim and fled the scene. The second motorist, a 61-year-old Long Beach woman, stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police.
According to the police, alcohol, drugs or distracted driving were not considered factors for the Long Beach woman.
There was no description of the first vehicle involved in the accident.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail Detective S. Fox at 562-570-7355.
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