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Published on October 31st, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila


Man in a Wheelchair Struck in Long Beach

Long Beach — On Oct. 29, a man crossing the street with his wheelchair was stuck while crossing the street near Alamitos and Orange avenues in Long Beach, officials said.

Seventy-two-year old Bong Kim apparently was seated in his wheelchair when suddenly entered the roadway from the east side of Alamitos Avenue. Long Beach Police Department officials believe the pedestrian was attempting to cross westbound on Alamitos Avenue in the northbound lanes when he was struck.

The driver of the vehicle that hit Kim immediately called 9-1-1 and rendered aid until emergency personnel arrived. The Long Beach Fire Department paramedics took him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No charges are pending against the motorists at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call (562) 570-7355.

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