Another bike rider has been killed by a heartless coward who tried to flee the scene.
But this time, he didn’t get very far.
However, Google identifies the the location as being in East LA, which is supported by the CHP responding to the crash instead of the Montebello PD.
The southbound victim, who has not been publicly identified, died at the scene.
The driver attempted to flee, but crashed into a number of parked vehicles a few blocks away, where he was detained by local residents until CHP officers took him into custody. They identify him as 35-year old Montebello resident John F. Salvidar, noting that he did not appear to be under the influence.
A street view shows a divided roadway with a single lane in each direction on Concourse, with a 30 mph speed limit.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP’s East LA office at 323/980-4600.
This is the fifth bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth in Los Angeles County.
Update: The San Gabriel Valley Tribune places the location on the border between Montebello and East LA, and gives the age of the driver as 18, not 35.
Update 2: The victim has been identified as Jefferey Corden of Los Angeles.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Jefferey Corden and his loved ones.
Thanks to Rory Montenegro for the heads-up.