Man on scooter killed in crash near Downtown, police say

A man riding an electric scooter died after he was hit by a car at the intersection of Seventh Street and Chestnut Avenue this morning, according to authorities.

Long Beach police said the crash happened around 7:10 a.m. as the man was riding his scooter westbound on Seventh Street.

When he reached the intersection of Chestnut Avenue, the man ran a red light and collided with a 2018 Chrysler 300 that was traveling northbound, police said.

When officers arrived, bystanders were already rendering aid to the man, but he died after being transported to a local hospital, police said. His identity has not been released as authorities work to notify his next of kin.

The driver of the Chrysler remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. She was identified as a 59-year-old Long Beach woman.

Speed, distracted driving and impairment are not believed to be factors in the crash, the LBPD said.

The LBPD has publicly reported 33 traffic fatalities so far this year; 18 have involved the death of a pedestrian.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information from police.

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