Long Beach, California – 33-year-old Anton Fischer has been identified as the off-duty Long Beach police officer who was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened on Thursday afternoon in Long Beach.
As per the police report, the tragic accident occurred near the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Esperanza Avenue at around 2:25 p.m. June 4.
Fischer was riding his bike eastbound on Ocean Boulevard when a driver of a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee made a left turn from 7th Place onto westbound Ocean Avenue. Fischer was unable to stop in time and crashed into the side of the Jeep.
Fischer sustained serious injuries in the crash and was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Long Beach Police Department said Fischer was riding to work when the accident occurred.
The driver of the Jeep remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.