Update: Motorcyclist Killed in Newport Crash

Long Beach resident Patrick Lee was killed after seven cars and a motorcycle crashed Thursday evening at the intersection of Bristol Street North and Campus Drive.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

A motorcyclist was fatally injured Thursday evening in a crash that included seven cars, a fire captain reported.

At about 5:20 p.m. a crash involving seven cars and a motorcyclist occurred at the intersection of Bristol Street North and Campus Drive, according to Newport Beach Fire Capt. Michael Liberto. Motorcyclist Patrick Lee, 25, was taken in critical condition to Western Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later, the Orange County coroner's office reported.

Another person was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  

The cause of the crash was under investigation by the Newport Beach Police Department.

Liberto said the Newport Beach Fire Department urges drivers to "be attentive and share the road with smaller vehicles such as motorcycles, motor scooters and bicyclists."

No other information was released.

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Cassie Piasecki August 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM
My husband and I drive through this intersection 4-5 times per week. We refer to it as "The Intersection" because of all pf the horrible accidents we have seen there. Please drive with care through them and don't run any yellow lights!
Richard Heston August 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM
You can't "run" a yellow light, only a red light. The yellow is a precautionary light to warn of the imminent change to the red phase. It was not the cause of this accident. The collision was between a motorcyclist on a nimble, but small vehicle and an SUV, a large, overweight sled that handles like a sofa. Simple physics and motorist failure to watch out for and be courteous to the 2-wheelers who share our roads are what likely cost the life of Patrick Lee.


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