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Long Beach, CA – Bicyclist Suffers Fatal Injuries in Collision

Bicyclist Suffers Fatal Injuries in Long Beach Collision

LONG BEACH, CA (January 31, 2019) – A bicyclist was hit and fatally injured by a vehicle in the morning on Wednesday in Long Beach. The January 30 accident occurred where Palo Verde Avenue and Los Coyotes Diagonal intersect.

The time was roughly 11:00 a.m., according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Reports say that the bicyclist—identified as a man, 62 years old—had been riding a bike and heading north in a bike lane on Los Coyotes Diagonal. He rode up to Palos Verdes Avenue, where the light was green for him.

Police said that the bicyclist made a lane change before he entered the intersection and before he reached the crosswalk. According to police, the bicyclist cut across all the traffic lanes, heading northwest, and collided with a vehicle. The vehicle—described as a Toyota Corolla—had been heading south in the number 2 lane of Los Coyotes Diagonal.

Respondents arrived and transported the victim to a hospital. He was pronounced deceased. The identity of the victim, including his name and city of residence, has not been reported.

The person who had been driving the Toyota—identified as a man 88 years old and a resident of Long Beach—stayed at the accident scene. He cooperated with the investigation. His name and city of residence have not been reported.

Investigators are examining the details of the crash. If anyone has information regarding the accident, he or she is asked to call the Collision Investigation Detail of the Long Beach Police Department. The number is 562-570-7355.



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