Long Beach Accident Kills One

46-year-old Man Was Struck By Multiple Vehicles On The 710 Freeway

The fatal accident took place around 5:30 a.m. on September 20th according to CHP 

Reports stated that Arthur Starks Jr. was homeless and he was struck by multiple vehicles after standing in the southbound lanes. This occurred under the Ninth Street Bridge where he was initially hit by one vehicle, then multiple after his body laid on the freeway.

Sadly, Starks was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The involved drivers did not stop at the scene, however they did provide statements to authorities later that day. 

Those who may have witnessed the accident are advised to contact the Long Beach Police Department at 562-570-7355. 

Anonymous reports can be made at 800-222-8477. 

According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average. 

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

 

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