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A Fatal Motorcycle Crash and a Hit-and-Run Trigger Sigalerts

Two accidents in Seal Beach involving motorcycles left one person dead and tied up traffic in the area for hours.

The San Diego (405) Freeway in Seal Beach was tied up for most of the day due to two motorcycle accidents ― a fatality and a hit and run.

The California Highway Patrol issued its second Sigalert for the Seal Beach area Thursday when a motorcyclist collided with a sedan just after 3:55 p.m. on the northbound 405 near Seal Beach Boulevard. The motorcyclist was hospitalized with unknown injures, and the driver of the sedan fled the scene, according to authorities.

The wreck blocked the number one and two lanes for an hour, triggering a Sigalert that lasted until 5:24 p.m.

Earlier in the day, a motorcyclist was killed at the westbound  Garden Grove (22) Freeway near the 7th Street offramp in Seal Beach. It was a solo vehicle crash that killed the biker, according to the CHP. The accident triggered a 4-hour sigalert from about noon to nearly 4 p.m.

Investigators have not released any information about the victim pending the notification of the victim’s family.

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