Man Fatally Struck On Side Of 710 Freeway In Lynwood
LYNWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A man was killed Friday when he was struck by a vehicle on the Long Beach (710) Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened around 3:15 a.m. on the northbound 710 Freeway at Imperial Highway.
Officials said a 57-year-old Bell Gardens man was outside his stalled Ford Explorer in the No. 2 lane when he was fatally struck by a Chevy Silverado truck.
“It was determined that the driver of the Ford Explorer exited his vehicle at some point and stood in the #2 lane waving his arms and a ball cap in an apparent effort to draw the approaching motorists attention. Unfortunately, the driver of the Chevy Silverado was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision,” a CHP report said.
A SigAlert was issued at 3:37 a.m. and all northbound lanes were shut down for an investigation.
It was canceled just before 6 a.m.
The 38-year-old driver of the Silverado was arrested on unknown charges.
(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)