Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
4/19/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2017
Subject:
TRAFFIC FATALITY
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273






On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at approximately 12:56 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the westbound side of the Gerald Desmond Bridge regarding a traffic collision that resulted in the death of a male adult.

Preliminary information indicated the collision possibly involved a motorcycle and a truck, however the investigation revealed that the collision involved a motorcycle colliding into a fixed object. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound on the Gerald Desmond Bridge in the #1 lane at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle as he approached the rear of two trucks and swerved from the #1 lane into the #2 lane and collided with a K-rail on the north side of the bridge.

Arriving officers found the unconscious motorcyclist in the westbound lanes.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel determined the motorcyclist deceased at the scene.

At this time, the motorcyclist is only being described as a 52-year-old male resident of Wilmington. The Los Angeles County Coroner will make positive identification and notify next of kin.

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.