71-Year-Old Bicyclist Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run near Walnut Avenue

LONG BEACH, CA (November 16, 2022) – Friday morning, Samuel Juarez Rivera was killed in a hit-and-run bicycle crash on Anaheim Street.

The collision happened around 6:20 a.m., near the intersection of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue. 

Per reports, the driver of a westbound white sedan struck a bicyclist that was heading north through the intersection. Upon impact, the driver did not render aid to the victim and fled the scene.

First responders transported the male bicyclist to a nearby hospital in a critical condition. There, the man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on November 13th.

Authorities later identified the deceased victim as 71-year-old Rivera, of Long Beach.

Furthermore, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.  

At this time, Long Beach Officials are asking anyone with information about the Anaheim Street hit-and-run to contact them at (562) 570-7355. 

Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Samuel Juarez Rivera. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.

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