A man was killed when he was struck by a big rig while riding a bicycle on the Terminal Island (103) Freeway in Long Beach, police said Monday.
The accident was reported at 11:56 p.m. Sunday on the Terminal Island Freeway, said Lt. Mark Coble of the Long Beach Police Department.
“I am not sure why he was on the freeway,” Coble said. The freeway is two lanes north and south and the man was in the left lane of the northbound side when the big rig struck him.
“The freeway itself is very dark,” he said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The big rig driver remained at the scene to cooperate with the investigation.
—City News Service