51-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle 

A deadly pedestrian crash occurred in Long Beach on Thursday, September 1st. 

Rudy Diaz, 51, was struck outside of a crosswalk within the 3300 block of South Street.

The incident took place around 12:40 in the morning and involved a Honda. 

The driver, a Lakewood resident, stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities. 

Any witnesses are urged to contact authorities at 562-570-7355. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rudy Diaz. 

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

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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