FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2017
FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
On July 1, 2017, at approximately 5:45 pm, officers from the Long Beach Police department responded to 53rd Street and Orange Avenue on a report of a motorcycle involved in a traffic collision. Upon arrival Officers found that this collision involved a 1992 Suzuki, non-street legal dirt bike. The driver of the motorcycle was unconscious and not breathing.
Long Beach Fire responded to the collision scene and determined the driver deceased.
The driver of the motorcycle was a male, 32 year old, resident of Long Beach.
The preliminary investigation of the collision revealed that the male driver of the motorcycle was traveling westbound on 53rd at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of his motorcycle as he passed through Orange Avenue and collided with the west raised curb of Orange Avenue. After colliding with the curb the driver and motorcycle passed between the residents of 5300 block of Orange Avenue and collided with a cinder block wall.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact L.B.P.D Collision Investigation Detective David Lauro at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.