Authorities Thursday identified a man who died in a hospital nine days after he was hit by a pickup while crossing a street in Long Beach.
Melaku Madhin, 62, of Lakewood was struck on Feb. 5 about 7 p.m. on South Street near Downey Avenue and died at a hospital on Feb. 14, according to the coroner’s office and the Long Beach Police Department.
Madhin, “wearing all dark clothing, was crossing northbound across South Street west of Downey Avenue,” according to a police statement. “He was not in a crosswalk when he was struck by a 2003 Toyota Tacoma that was traveling westbound on South Street.”
The pickup was driven by a 27-year-old man who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The motorist, whose name was not released, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
“Neither alcohol, drugs nor distracted driving was a factor for the driver,” police said. “He had a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 562-570-5520, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.