Long Beach fatal wheelchair hit-run surveillance video released


The incident happened at Artesia Boulevard and Rose Avenue on Sunday night. The victim has been intentionally obscured from view in the surveillance video.

Police say 55-year-old Robert Diaz of Long Beach was trying to cross the street, when the driver hit him, throwing him from the wheelchair.

The footage shows the driver speeding away in a silver four-door sedan that may have front-end damage.

The driver was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, 190 to 200 pounds, with black hair.

Anyone with information was asked to call authorities at (562) 570-7355.

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