Another human being has been murdered by a heartless hit-and-run driver, for the crime of crossing the street.
A witness reports seeing the driver of a Chevy Tahoe plow into the victim while speeding up to go through the light after it turned red. Then flee the scene without slowing down.
The victim, identified only as a possibly being in his late 40s, died at the scene.
A street view shows a staggered intersection at 88th, with a red light and crosswalks at each corner. Broadway has two lanes and a left turn lane in each direction, with a wide parking lane, making it a very broad street to cross.
The City of Los Angeles offers an automatic $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the driver in a fatal hit-and-run. Information can be provided anonymously at LACrimeStoppers.org.
This is the 34th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 15th in Los Angeles County. It’s also the fifth in the City of LA.
Update: The victim has been identified as 57-year old Albert Arnold.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Albert Arnold and all his loved ones.