Bicyclist dies in hospital three days after collision with Chevy Cruze

A 38-year-old Long Beach man died in the hospital last week of injuries from a collision with a 2018 Chevy Cruze on Sept. 10, authorities announced today.

The collision was at the intersection of Orange Avenue and 52nd Street, near the Carmelitos neighborhood.

The man, who was on a bicycle, was traveling southbound on Orange Avenue in the northbound lanes against traffic. The driver, also driving southbound, was approaching 52nd Street on a green light when the bicyclist made a westbound right turn on 52nd Street, against a red light. He was struck while entering the intersection.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital in critical condition with major head and body trauma, according to authorities.

The driver, a 21-year-old female Long Beach resident, stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. She was released pending further investigation, police said.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Collision Investigation Detail Detective Sirilo Garcia at 562-570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting


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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.