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Motorcylist Perishes After Colliding With SUV, Lakewood Blvd. north of Willow St.


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(Jan. 7, 2019, updated 8:50 p.m.) -- A motorcyclist lost his life earlier today (Jan. 7) on Lakewood Blvd. just north of Willow St.


Photo by Rich Lockridge

In a release, LBPD says that at about 12:08 p.m. on Jan. 7, officers were sent to Lakewood Blvd. north of Willow St where a motorclist had collided with an SUV. LBPD says officers found the motorcyclist lying in the middle of southbound Lakewood Blvd. near his 2012 Honda CBR 600 motorcycle. The 2018 Ford Explorer SUV with which he collided was stopped about 80 feet beyond. LBFD responded and determined the motorcyclist deceased a the scene; the SUV's driver and her passenger were uninjured.

LBPD's release identified the motorcyclist as Corey Haggery, 25, of Lakewood.

[LBPD release text] The preliminary investigation revealed victim Haggerty was riding south on Lakewood Boulevard in the number two lane at a high rate of speed. As he neared the Willow Street intersection he came in contact with the SUV being driven by a 49-year-old female resident of Torrance, as she was changing lanes to make a left turn onto Willow Street. The SUV had just exited from southbound 405 Freeway onto Lakewood Boulevard.

After the collision, the driver of the SUV stopped to render aid, had a valid driver's license and proof of insurance. Detectives do not believe the driver of the SUV was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision. The motorcyclist had an expired driverís license, which did not have a motorcycle endorsement.

Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective Steve Fox of the Long Beach Police Department Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7110. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org...






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