Officer Toshio Hirai Killed in Motorcycle Crash on South Western Avenue [Harbor City, CA]

Officer Toshio Hirai Killed in Motorcycle Crash on South Western Avenue [Harbor City, CA]
Officer Toshio Hirai Killed in Motorcycle Crash on South Western Avenue [Harbor City, CA]

Gardena Police Department Motorcycle Officer Dies after Collision with Vehicle near 238th Street

HARBOR CITY, CA (November 14, 2018) – A Gardena Police Department officer has died a day after he was critically injured in a motorcycle crash near 238th Street. The victim was later identified as 34-year-old Toshio Hirai.

As per reports, the incident happened on South Western Avenue, at about 7:50 AM. Hirai was on his way to work when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle.

The officer was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in serious condition and underwent surgery. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by medical professionals. The Gardena Police Officers’ Association has set up a donation site for Hirai’s family. Click on the link to donate and to support the campaign.

The 17-year-old girl driving the vehicle was also hospitalized with unspecified injuries. Further updates on her current medical condition were not immediately provided.

An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash and to identify possible contributing factors. No arrests have been made, and neither drugs nor alcohol is believed to have played a role in the incident. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.


We at Sweet Law Group offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Officer Toshio Hirai, a 12-year veteran of the Gardena Police Department. He leaves behind his wife and their 2-year-old son, Takeo. May he rest in peace.


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