Police Wednesday released additional details about a collision in Long Beach that killed a 17-year-old motorcyclist.
The collision was reported about 12:10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Wardlow Road and Gondar Avenue. Officers called to the scene found the rider down at the northwest corner of the intersection and firefighters took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“The preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist, riding a black 2012 Yamaha Star motorcycle, was traveling west on Wardlow Road approaching Gondar Avenue,” according to a police statement. “As he entered the intersection, he struck a white 2005 Ford F150, which was traveling eastbound on Wardlow Road and attempting to make a left to head north onto Gondar Avenue. It was determined the driver of the of the truck did not see the motorcycle as he made his turning maneuver.”
The boy’s name was not immediately available. He is believed to be a resident of Long Beach, police said.
The 30-year-old Cypress man who was driving the truck stopped after the collision and cooperated with investigators.
Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as factors in the collision, but the investigation remains open.
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