LONG BEACH, Calif. – A 35-year-old motorcyclist died Friday, nearly one month after crashing into a truck while doing a wheelie in Long Beach.
The crash occurred about 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Molino Avenue, according to Long Beach police.
According to investigators, the motorcyclist was westbound on Pacific Coast Highway, lost control of his motorcycle while doing a wheelie, and hit a Ford truck that was stopped at a red light. The rider was knocked off his motorcycle which continued west on Pacific Coast Highway, hitting a Nissan.
The motorcyclist was a resident of Long Beach, police said. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call Long Beach police at 562-570-7355. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.