On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at approximately 6:42 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to 7th Street and Santiago Avenue regarding an injury traffic collision involving two vehicles. At approximately 6:57 p.m., while officers were investigating the incident, a second collision occurred in the same intersection, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon hearing the second collision, officers discovered an unconscious motorcyclist lying in the middle of the intersection, behind a vehicle. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, who were already on scene, transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Volvo S60, being driven by a 36-year-old female resident of Beverly Hills, was traveling westbound on 7th Street. The driver stopped in the intersection in the left turn lane and waited to complete the turn. While the vehicle was stopped, a Long Beach Fire engine which was responding to the original collision, and traveling southbound Santiago Avenue, approached the intersection. According to witnesses, the fire engine arrived at the intersection with its red lights and siren activated. The traffic control light had cycled to yellow and the driver, who observed eastbound traffic stopping for the light, began to turn to move out of the way for the fire engine when the motorcycle broadsided the vehicle. At the time of the collision, a 28-year-old male resident of Long Beach was riding a 2003 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and traveling eastbound on 7th Street.
The Los Angeles County Coroner will notify next of kin and release the victim’s identity.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Steve Fox of the Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous, may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.