Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna Hit by Truck in El Dorado Park
LONG BEACH, CA (February 9, 2021) – Long Beach Police Chief Robert G. Luna suffered injuries after he was hit by a truck while walking around El Dorado Park, Friday afternoon.
Luna was in a crosswalk at East Spring Street and El Dorado Park Street around 3:45 p.m. The truck making a right-hand turn hit him, knocking him down into the lanes of traffic but he was able to call for medical aid himself.
Paramedics arrived soon after and took Luna to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Luna was off-duty when the accident occurred. He was at home recovering as of 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
Meanwhile, the driver of the truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with the police.
Impairment or distracted driving were not believed to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.
When approaching an intersection or a marked crosswalk, reduce your speed and look out for pedestrians crossing. Also, pay attention to traffic lights and road signs. Avoid distractions and always practice defensive driving.
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