50-year-old female bicyclist succumbs to injuries after collision

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 7:17pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to an injury traffic collision at the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard and Atherton Street that resulted in the death of an adult female bicyclist.
Officers discovered a green 2002 Honda Odyssey, just south of the intersection, and a female bicyclist lying in the middle of the roadway. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. Later that evening, the victim died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.
The preliminary investigation determined the Honda Odyssey was traveling southbound on Bellflower Boulevard on a green light. The bicyclist was traveling westbound on Atherton Street, on the north side of the intersection, when she attempted to cross Bellflower Boulevard against a red light, just south of the crosswalk, and was struck by the Honda. The driver stopped, attempted to render aid, and called 9-1-1, according to the LBPD.
The victim is only being identified at this time as a 50-year-old female resident of Long Beach pending notification of next of kin. The driver, a 19-year-old resident of Los Alamitos, was not injured and was released at the scene with no charges pending.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Accident Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org .

Source: LBPD

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