Police Tuesday sought witnesses to a vehicle collision that fatally injured a bicyclist in Long Beach.

The victim was hit about 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the intersection of Orange Avenue and 52nd Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers were called to the scene and located the bicyclist, a 38-year-old resident of Long Beach, and fire department personnel took him to a hospital for treatment of critical injuries to his head and body, police said.

“The preliminary investigation revealed a 21-year-old female resident of Long Beach, driving a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, was traveling southbound on Orange Avenue approaching 52nd Street on a green light,” according to a police statement. “The bicyclist … was traveling southbound on Orange Avenue in the northbound lanes against traffic, approaching 52nd Street.

“Upon entering the intersection, the bicyclist made a westbound right turn on 52nd Street, against a red light. The bicyclist was struck by the Chevrolet Cruze entering the intersection on a green light. The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The driver was later released, pending further investigation.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision was urged to call Detective Sirilo Garcia at (562) 570-7355.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.

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