5:01pm | A Sylmar man riding a motorcycle in West Long Beach crashed into a parked tractor trailer as he attempted to maneuver around slow-moving traffic and subsequently died from his injuries, police said.

Aundre Cole, 32, was on his 1999 Suzuki motorcycle heading west on Pacific Coast Highway at about 10:02 a.m. Friday when he encountered a momentary traffic jam, according to information provided by the Long Beach Police Department.

Rather than get caught up in traffic, Cole drove the bike along the right shoulder of the roadway in an attempt to pass the slow-moving vehicles. While driving along the shoulder, his motorcycle collided with the back end of a parked tractor trailer, according to the LBPD.

It was not immediately known how fast Cole was driving.

Police officers who arrived at the scene provided first aid and performed CPR on Cole until paramedics arrived and transported him to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital, according to the LBPD.

Police said they interviewed the owner of the parked tractor trailer, a 57-year-old Oregon man, who was released at the scene.

It was the second traffic fatality involving a motorcycle in the city this month. To read about the first one, click here.
Anyone with information about this fatal traffic accident is asked to contact LBPD Accident Investigations Detail Detective Brian Watt at 562-570-7355.