FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
On Sunday, September 10, 2017, at approx. 12:16 p.m., officers were dispatched to 4th Street and Obispo Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a motorcycle, which resulted in the death of the motorcyclist.
When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult subject laying in the northeast parking lot at 4th Street and Obispo Avenue, along with a motorcycle lying nearby. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the subject deceased at the scene.
The investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on 4th street in the center divider, at a high rate of speed. The driver appeared to lose control of the motorcycle and clipped the back end of a 2007 Jeep Wrangler, traveling westbound on 4th street in the number one lane.
It was determined the motorcyclist had recently purchased the motorcycle and did not have a motorcycle license endorsement. He is only being identified as a 47-year-old resident of Long Beach, pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Jeep, a 20-year-old female resident of Long Beach, remained at the scene and was questioned and released.