Jackson Allender Killed in Long Beach Hit-And-Run Crash Thursday; Joshua Lemusu Arrested


Jackson Allender Killed in Long Beach Crash near Pacific Coast Highway and Lewis Avenue

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Jackson Allender Killed in Long Beach Crash near Pacific Coast Highway and Lewis Avenue

Long Beach, California – Jackson Allender, 32, of Long Beach was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist near Pacific Coast Highway and Lewis Avenue in Long Beach Wednesday evening, according to the authorities.

At around 7:15 p.m., Long Beach police said a 2004 Mercury sedan was traveling east on the PCH when it crashed into a parked vehicle and a pedestrian crossing the street. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk.

The pedestrian, later identified as Allender, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver fled the scene after the accident but was located and arrested shortly after.

The suspect, Joshua Lemusu, 30, of Long Beach was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and hit-and-run causing bodily injuries. His bail was set at $100,000.

The accident is under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.