Disabled Motorcylist Fatally Struck by Two Vehicles on Long Beach Freeway • Long Beach Post

A motorcyclist was killed in Long Beach Sunday night after two vehicles struck him when his motorcycle became disabled on the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway.


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The incident was reported at about 9:30PM on Sunday, May 22 at Del Amo Boulevard, said Officer Francisco Villalobos of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Long Beach resident Joseph Krall, 28, died at the scene, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

According to investigators Krall’s 1990 Suzuki Intruder became disabled on the No. 2 lane of the freeway south of Del Amo Boulevard. A 2010 Nissan Altima driven by Downey resident Gabriela Ruiz, 18, and a 2015 Scion driven by 24-year-old Gumercindo Lopez of Van Nuys could not avoid crashing into the disabled motorcyclist, authorities said.

Officials said they believe alcohol and drugs were not factors in the accident.

The incident caused the northbound freeway to shut down at Del Amo Boulevard and the onramp from eastbound Del Amo Boulevard to the northbound Long Beach freeway, Villalobos said. The ramp and roadway were reopened at 12:54AM.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

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