Bicyclist Killed After Running Red Light
Yesterday evening, a car traveling southbound on Bellflower Boulevard collided with a bicyclist heading westbound on Atherton Street, resulting in the death of the adult female cyclist.
The bicyclist, a 50-year-old resident of Long Beach, was going westbound on Atherton at around 7:15PM when she attempted to cross Bellflower against a solid red. A 19-year-old resident of Los Alamitos driving a 2002 Honda Odyssey was passing through the green light southbound on Bellflower Blvd when the car struck the cyclist.
The driver, while attempting to render aid to the victim, called 9-1-1. Long Beach Police and Fire both arrived, with Fire officers transporting the victim to a nearby hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver was released at the scene with no charges pending.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Accident Investigation Detective Brian Watt at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.