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Car Crash Kills Elderly Man in Mid City

An accident that occurred just before 10 p.m. Friday night in Mid City left an elderly man dead.

The accident happened on West Blvd., in the 2100 block. An elderly man was northbound on West Blvd., headed home from work in his pickup truck, when his truck was struck head-on by a speeding blue Mercedes Benz which was southbound on West.

The crash caused the pickup truck driver, whose identity has not been released by police, to be ejected from his vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has only been identified as a 72-year-old local business owner.

Two of the Mercedes' three occupants ran away from the scene and have not yet been apprehended. The third occupant, a passenger, was transported to a local hospital.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death as the result of a negligent driver, a hit and run driver, or a speeding driver, you should consult with a personal injury attorney about your right to compensation. Long Beach personal injury attorneys Catherine Lerer and Daniel McGee are a husband and wife team of car accident lawyers with 38 years of combined experience representing car accident victims and their families. If the insurance company does not make a fair offer, we will take the other driver to court and demand full compensation for our clients.

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