Motorcyclist critically injured in crash on Pacific Avenue

A motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital after a crash on Pacific Avenue that shut down a stretch of the roadway Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

The motorcycle was headed south on Pacific when it collided with a Chevy Tahoe at the intersection with 28th Street around 12:40 p.m., Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said. Police think the speed of the motorcycle may be a factor in the crash, Chavarria said.

Paramedics took the motorcyclist to a nearby hospital where he was in critical but stable condition, Chavarria said.

The SUV’s driver stayed at the scene where police shut down the intersection while they investigated, according to Chavarria. The streets reopened around 3:30 p.m.

Police are still working to determine exactly how the crash happened. The SUV’s driver wasn’t hurt, police said.

This article has been updated with more details of the crash.

Long Beach police investigate a motorcycle and an SUV accident at 28th Street and Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A motorcycle and an SUV collided at 28th Street Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A motorcycle and an SUV collided at 28th Street Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A motorcycle and an SUV collided at 28th Street Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A motorcycle and an SUV collided at 28th Street Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A motorcycle and an SUV collided at 28th Street Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A motorcycle and an SUV collided at 28th Street Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A motorcycle and an SUV collided at 28th Street Pacific Avenue in Long Beach August 21, 2018. The motorcycle rider was transported to a local hospital. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.
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