Light bars on an ambulance.
File photo of an ambulance.

Police said today that a 61-year-old Long Beach resident died after a car crashed into him while he was riding his motorcycle near the Willmore neighborhood last week.

Officers responded to the crash around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, near the intersection of Seventh Street and Magnolia Avenue. According to the Long Beach Police Department, the car’s driver, a 48-year-old resident of Westminster, was traveling westbound on Seventh Street in his 2011 Hyundai Sonata when he made a left turn onto Magnolia Avenue from the second lane and hit the motorcyclist who was traveling westbound in the first lane.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he died on March 9, according to the LBPD. Collision investigation detectives were notified of his death on Monday, March 14, police said.

The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification, which will be conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, police said.

The driver of the Hyundai remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

“At this time, neither speed nor impaired or distracted driving appear to be factors in this collision,” police said in a press release.

They asked that anyone with information regarding this collision to contact Detective K. Myers at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 TIPS” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting