Wrong way bike rider killed in early morning Long Beach crash

A man was killed riding his bike against traffic in Long Beach early today.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, the victim was riding east in the westbound lanes of Anaheim Street near Coronado Ave around 12:15 am Saturday, when he was struck by a driver traveling west on Anaheim.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified only as a 32-year old Long Beach resident.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators; at this time, police don’t believe they were distracted, speeding or under the influence.

Anyone with information is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail Detective Kevin Johansen or Detective Jeff Meyer at 562/570-7355.

This is at least the 38th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 14th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and her loved ones.

3 comments

  1. I would like to see the bike to verify it was hit head on riding the wrong way. There was a case where the driver claimed the cyclist was riding against traffic but somehow managed to only hit the back wheel. Actually there were several but this one was on PA, and I remember it because the bike was shown in the article with a pristine front wheel and a totally tacoed rear wheel.

  2. Miranda Winters says:

    I agree. My sister was just killed Tuesday at 9:30am and there’s like 3 different articles saying she was in the berm, on the side walking her bike then another says she was crossing the freeway. What to believe I have no clue. We are devastated.

  3. Andy Stow says:

    So sorry for your loss, Miranda.

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