LONG BEACH, Calif. – A motorcyclist was fatally injured when he was struck by a pickup truck in Long Beach, authorities said Saturday.
The biker was going southbound on Atlantic Avenue, approaching 19th Street, when he was struck by a 2014 Toyota Tundra that had made a left turn from eastbound 19th Street to northbound Atlantic, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
The Toyota, driven by a 59-year-old man, pulled out in front of the motorcyclist, who was unable to avoid colliding with the truck.
Officers dispatched to the crash seen at about 9:20 p.m. Friday saw good Samaritans rendering aid to the man. Paramedics rushed him to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police said alcohol, drugs and distracted driving were not factors in the crash.
The department’s Collision Investigation Detail urged anyone with information about the accident to call them at 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.