Motorist Strikes Children Riding Bikes, Killing One

A teen boy was killed after he and a girl were both struck by a vehicle while riding their bikes in Long Beach late Thursday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 3:55PM in the area of Woodruff Avenue and Conant Street.

The boy, in his early teens, was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The girl, between 10 to 12 years old, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was hospitalized in stable condition, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokesman Sgt. Brad Johnson.

Authorities said the children were riding their bikes east on Conant in the crosswalk when the motorist, traveling west on Conant on a green light, turned south onto Woodruff, striking them both.

The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Woodruff is currently closed southbound at Conant.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.
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