|(Mar. 29, 2019, 5:05 a.m., updated 10:50 a.m. ) -- A man (adult) in a wheelchair was struck and killed on Thursday night (March 29) at Bellflower Blvd./Harvey Way bv a vehicle driven by a man (adult) LBPD indicates initially left the scene but then returned and appeared to be impaired.
UPDATE: In a mid-morning release, LBPD stated:
On March 28, 2019, at approximately 8:05 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Harvey Way and Bellflower Boulevard regarding a traffic collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in a wheelchair, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
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Initial information was sketchy. Overnight LBPD Watch Commander Lt. Abe Yap told LBREPORT.com that at about 8:05 p.m. on March 28, LBPD patrol officers responded to Harvey Way/Bellflower Blvd after a hit/run injury collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian and found a man (adult) in a wheelchair had been struck. LBFD transported the man to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Lt. Yap said the driver initially left the scene but then subsequently returned and LBPD indicated the driver appeared to be impaired. LBPD's collision investigation detail responded with its investigation ongoing at our initial report.
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