LONG BEACH, Calif. – A bicyclist struck by a car earlier this month in Long Beach has died at a hospital, and police Monday sought the public’s help to find the hit-and-run motorist.
Samuel Juarez Rivera, 71, of Long Beach was injured at about 6:25 a.m. Nov. 4 at Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue, and he died on Sunday, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
“Through their preliminary investigation, detectives learned that the decedent was traveling northbound on a bicycle in the east crosswalk of Walnut Avenue at Anaheim Street when he was struck by a white sedan that was traveling westbound on Anaheim Street in the number one lane,” police said in a statement.
The driver failed to stop and fled the scene traveling westbound on Anaheim Street, police said. “At this time, it is unknown if speed, distracted driving, or impaired driving were factors in the collision. Detectives are working to determine if the sedan driver ran a red light at the time of the collision.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detective Joseph Johnson at 562-570-7355, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Tipsters may also use the website lacrimestoppers.org.