Authorities today identified a bicyclist who was struck by two vehicles and killed in Long Beach.
Mike Yanis, 59, who was homeless, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 6:20 a.m. Thursday on Redondo Avenue at 11th Street, according to the coroner’s office and the Long Beach Police Department said.
Officers found Yanis lying in the No. 1 northbound lane of Redondo Avenue and two stopped vehicles—a 2008 Honda Civic in the No. 1 northbound lane just north of the victim, and a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox in the southbound No. 1 lane, police said.
LBPD Det. Sirilo Garcia said that surveillance footage recorded by a smoke shop near the scene revealed a man crossing Redondo Avenue heading east, pausing to watch for traffic coming northbound.
While standing in the middle of the street, he was struck by the Equinox heading southbound, launching the man into the number one lane of northbound traffic.
Garcia said that at least one motorist saw the man lying in the middle of the street and drove around him before another motorist, in the Civic, eventually struck him.
The motorists cooperated with investigators. The drivers were not distracted or impaired, Garcia said.
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