Update: Bike rider killed in South LA hit-and-run

Yet another LA bike rider has been killed by a heartless coward who fled the scene.

According to a tweet by LAPD Capt. Jonathan Tom, a person riding a bicycle died after being struck by the driver of a white Porsche Cayenne at Manchester Blvd and Normandie Ave in the Manchester Square neighborhood.

A photo from the scene shows a shattered bike with debris scattered across the roadway.

No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call LAPD South Traffic Detectives at 323/421-2500, or anonymously at 800/222-TIPS (8477)

This is at least the 16th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the eighth in Los Angeles County; it’s also the sixth in the City of Los Angeles.

Update: The victim has been identified as 22-year old Frederick Frazier.

KABC-7 reports the crash occurred around 12:47 pm today; they place it in the 1300 block of West Manchester Ave.

Update 2: Streetsblog’s Sahra Sulaiman has written a moving — and graphic — description of the final moments of the man known as Woon to his friends, described as a strong an experienced cyclist. 

She also reminds us that, thanks to LA’s hit-and-run reward system, there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer.  

And in a tragic irony, after several people blocked the intersection where Frazier was killed in an impromptu bike protest the next day, one person suffered minor injuries when a driver deliberately slammed her car into his bike

And naturally, fled the scene.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Frederick Frazier and his loved ones. 

5 comments

  1. JJD says:

    We lift up the family and friends of the victim in prayer.

  2. Major Motion Cycling Club, Los Angeles offers our sincere sympathy to the family, loved ones and friends of our brother. We hope his family will call upon us for any support or assistance we might be able to provide. God bless our brother, God bless his family and all who cherish his memory.

  3. Al Graham says:

    My prayers go up for the victim, his family and love ones!! “Unfortunately THIS Is Happening Way Too Often.” I feel that after these cowards are caught, it should be mandatory jail time, “no flea bargaining.”

  4. Brian Kennemer says:

    Your article is worded in a way that seems to blame the victim in yesterdays hit and run. Yes they blocked an intersection but the driver had just slapped a pedestrian, turned around and left and then CAME BACK, ran a red light and hit their victim. That is premeditation. Please think about rewording.

    • bikinginla says:

      I’ve addressed that in today’s post, which goes into more detail about Wednesday’s incident. While that protest and the assault that followed needed to be mentioned, this post is about a fallen cyclist, and the focus should remain on Woon, not the violence that followed the next day.

      However, I don’t see how saying the driver deliberately slammed into a bike rider before fleeing the scene absolves anyone of responsibility.

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