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Elderly Pedestrian Killed by Driver in Long Beach


An elderly pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing a street in Long Beach on Thursday and died Thursday evening.

The accident happened at about 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Pacific Ave. and Seventh St. The victim, 84-year-old Vladimir Godin, a Long Beach resident, was walking southbound on Pacific. Godin was trying to cross Seventh St. in a crosswalk against a red light. The 48-year-old driver, also a Long Beach resident, was westbound on Seventh in the number one lane (the fast lane) in a red 1992 Toyota Celica.

The driver of the Celica had a green light when he struck the pedestrian. The driver immediately stopped and rendered aid, according to a spokesman from the Long Beach Police Department.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver's car was impounded. Though he has not been charged, he could still face criminal prosecution, according to the police department spokesman.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or car accident, speak with a Long Beach personal injury attorney at McGee, Lerer and Associates. We can assist you in getting medical treatment after an accident, and may be able to assist in getting you a cash advance if you are suffering economic hardship because of your injuries. A lawyer at our firm is available 24/7 for a free consultation.