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LBPD seeking information about fatal bicycle accident

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments · News

On Friday, March 18, at approximately 3:16am, officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to an injury traffic collision involving a motorist and a bicyclist in the area of Carson Street and Los Coyotes Diagonal that resulted in the death of the bicyclist.
The preliminary investigation revealed that both parties were traveling eastbound on Carson Street, just west of Los Coyotes Diagonal, when the motorist, driving a 2009 Ford van, collided into the rear of the bicycle.
The driver of the van immediately stopped to render aid to the bicyclist and call for help, and Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported the bicyclist to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as Leonardo Antonio Florez, a 56-year-old resident of Lakewood.
The driver of the van, a 57-year-old resident of Huntington Park, was questioned at the scene and released. No charges are pending and the investigation remains ongoing.
Those with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Long Beach Police Department Accident Investigations Detective Dave Lauro at (562) 570-7355.

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