Man Fatally Injured in Collision with Bicycle near Cal State Long Beach
LONG BEACH, CA (April 29, 2018) – A bicycle accident on Bellflower Boulevard claimed the life of a motorist and seriously injured a cyclist, on Sunday morning.
According to the Long Beach Police, the collision happened at around 8:10 AM, at the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and Atherton Street. A 2018 Ford Fusion, driven by an unidentified man, was heading south on Bellflower when he repeatedly struck a curb on the west service road before hitting a 64-year-old Long Beach cyclist.
The bicyclist was preparing to stop for a red light when the Fusion struck him from behind.
After colliding with the bicycle, the motorist continued through the intersection, eventually slamming into a light pole. The impact gave him multiple critical injuries and he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The cyclist suffered trauma to his upper body and is currently in the hospital for treatment.
The identities of the people involved in this tragic accident have not yet been released to the public.
Officials from the Long Beach Police Department encourage witnesses with additional information to contact them by calling Detective Garcia at (562) 570-7355. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222- TIPS.
Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May he rest in peace.
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