When you leave your home and no matter what mode of transportation you choose, there is always the danger of getting into an accident. A pedestrian accident happened earlier this week when a 62-year-old woman was out walking in Long Beach earlier this week.
My News LA reported on their website on Wednesday that a suspected DUI driver has been arrested following a fatal collision in Long Beach that happened on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
The Long Beach Police Department said in a statement a little before 6:00 p.m., 68-year-old Tyrone Tate was driving a 2016 Nissan Sentra northbound on Pacific Avenue when he hit a 62-year-old female pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street outside of a marked crosswalk.
Tate remained at the scene of the crash.
Paramedics rushed the woman to an area hospital for treatment of critical and life-threatening injuries. She later died at the hospital as the result of the injuries that she suffered in the crash.
Authorities said that officers responding at the scene conducted a series of field sobriety tests on Tate, which he failed. Officers found a concealed firearm inside Tate’s vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of DUI and carrying a concealed weapon.
A Los Angeles County Judge set Tate’s bail at $100,000.
The accident is currently under investigation. The Long Beach Police Department asks anyone with any information to contact police detectives at (562) 570-7355 or through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.