Cyclist dead after crash on Anaheim Street, Long Beach police say

A bicyclist was killed just after midnight last night in a crash with a vehicle on Anaheim Street, authorities said.

The fatal wreck happened at about 12:15 a.m. on Anaheim Street near Coronado Avenue, which is just west of Redondo Avenue.

Police said the bicyclist was riding the wrong way, traveling east in Anaheim’s westbound lanes just before the crash with the driver of a 2009 Toyota Corolla.

When Long Beach fire personnel arrived, they found the unconscious bicyclist on the roadway suffering from critical injuries, police said. Long Beach fire personnel tended to the cyclist but he was pronounced dead a short time later, authorities said. Police said the cyclist was a 32-year-old Long Beach man. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin by the coroner.

The driver was identified only as a man from  Glendale who police say stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. He had a valid driver’s license. Speed, distracted driving or impairment are not believed to be factors in the collision, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

The Long Beach Police Department has publicly reported 23 traffic fatalities so far this year.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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