PCH closed after pedestrian killed

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Article Date: 1/29/2010 | Resource: MLG

PCH closed after pedestrian killed

SEAL BEACH – An 80-year-old man died after being struck by a car early this morning, authorities said.

Paramedics with the Orange County Fire Authority responded to a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at 5:50 a.m., at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Bolsa Avenue, said Capt. Greg McKeown of the OCFA.

The man, whose name has not been released because family have not been notified of his death, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Long Beach Community Medical Center, where he died, according to officials at the Los Angeles county coroner’s office.

“He tried to cross on a red light and did not see the oncoming car,” said Sgt. Steve Bowles of the Seal Beach Police Department.

Police have blocked off Pacific Coast Highway in both directions to investigate the incident, Bowles said. Lanes are not expected to be opened until 1 p.m.

Officers interviewed the driver of the vehicle and released him, Bowles said. He did not appear to be intoxicated.

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Jeffrey Marquart