Bryan Bogan ID’d as Man Killed in Long Beach Pedestrian Accident on Del Amo Boulevard near Locust Avenue
Long Beach, California (April 8, 2020) – Authorities have identified the man who was died eleven days after being struck by a vehicle while disconnecting towing equipment on March 24 in Long Beach as Bryan Bogan, 61, of Long Beach.
The 12:40 p.m. collision took place on Del Amo Boulevard near Locust Avenue, police said.
According to the police, Charlette Colton, 50, of Lakewood, was driving a Dodge Caravan westbound on Del Amo Boulevard when, for unknown reasons, he crashed into the back of a Honda Accord. Due to the impact, the Honda sideswiped a parked car and struck Bogan and a 71-year-old Torrance man.
Bogan and the other man were standing between the Honda and a 1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 when the accident occurred. Both men sustained major injuries and were taken to a hospital.
Sadly, Bogan succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on Saturday, April 4.
Authorities said Colton fled the scene on foot but was later arrested. She was booked into jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence.
Colton is currently being held in lieu of $160,000 bail.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said