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Advisory: Lane closures on Cerritos Ave. between 605 Freeway and Los Alamitos Blvd.

The eastbound and westbound lanes of Cerritos Ave. between the 605 freeway and Los Alamitos Blvd. are shut down due to a traffic collision investigation.

Please avoid the area and use alternative routes. Updates will follow once lanes reopen. Thank you for your patience.

This article was released by the City of Los Alamitos.

UPDATE 1:

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at approximately 2:20 PM, Los Alamitos Police Department Officers responded to the intersection of Claremore Lane and Cerritos Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a motorized scooter and a vehicle.

Prior to Los Alamitos Police Department Officer’s arrival, the driver of the motorized scooter was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the driver of the scooter succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced deceased. The driver and occupants of the vehicle remained on scene and were not injured.

The exact cause of this collision is still under investigation at this time. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact the Los Alamitos Police Department Watch Commander at (562) 431-2255 ext. 426.

UPDATE 2:

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at approximately 2:20 PM, Los Alamitos Police Department Officers responded to the intersection of Claremore Lane and Cerritos Avenue regarding a traffic collision involving a motorized scooter and a vehicle.

Prior to Los Alamitos Police Department Officer’s arrival, the driver of the motorized scooter was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the driver of the scooter succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced deceased. The driver and occupants of the vehicle remained on scene and were not injured.

The identity of the decedent will not be released pending notification of next of kin. The exact cause of this collision is still under investigation at this time. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact the Los Alamitos Police Department Dispatchers at (562)594-7232.