On Feb. 16, 2021 at approximately 6:20 p.m., officers responded to an injury traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian in the intersection of McNab Avenue and Stearns Street, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult pedestrian who had been struck by a motorcyclist. Officers provided first aid to both parties, until the Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported them both to local hospitals.
The preliminary investigation revealed a motorcycle driven by a 23-year-old male resident of Long Beach was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Stearns Street when he struck a pedestrian, a 76-year-old male resident of Long Beach, who was crossing Stearns Street in an unmarked crosswalk.
The motorcyclist remained on scene, sustained minor injuries, and was transported to a local hospital. Alcohol, drugs, and distracted driving are not believed to have been a factor in the collision.
The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will identify the decedent and notify next-of-kin.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Detective Kevin Johansen or Detective Kelsey Myers of Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at 562-570-7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
The article above was released by the Long Beach Police Department.