On Jan 1, 2022, at approximately 2:13 a.m., officers responded to the area of Broadway and Olive Avenue regarding an injury collision involving a motorcycle and an SUV, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male adult in the roadway suffering from significant injuries to his upper body. Officers began rendering lifesaving aid until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene and transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital, where he succumbed to injuries sustained in the collision.
Through their preliminary investigation, detectives learned the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Broadway at a high rate of speed when he collided with the rear end of another vehicle that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Broadway and Alamitos Avenue. The other vehicle's occupants were uninjured, remained on scene, and cooperated with the investigation.
At this time, speed, impaired driving, and distracted driving are being investigated as possible factors in this collision.
The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin by the Los Angeles County Corner’s Office.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact LBPD Collision Investigation Detective Joseph Johnson or Kelsey Myers at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P# TIPS" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.