Joseph Awaida ID’d as Man Killed in Long Beach Pedestrian Accident at Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place

Joseph Awaida Hit and Killed by Car at Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place in Long Beach


Long Beach, California (November 2, 2019) – The authorities have disclosed the identity of a man who was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Long Beach on Thursday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 9:55 a.m. October 31, at Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place.

30-year-old Joseph Awaida, his wife and their 3-year-old son were walking in the area when they were hit by a car driven by 20-year-old Carlo Navarro.

The three pedestrians were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Sadly, Awaida later succumbed to his injuries.

Navarro was arrested on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.

No further information was provided.

An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.