Yet another bike rider has been killed by a hit-and-run driver — just days after bike riders went to City Hall to demand safer streets in South LA.
This time the death came a little further south in Compton.
Making it clear that hit-and-run is a problem throughout the LA area.
According to KTLA-5, 59-year old Compton resident Darnell Parker was struck with a vehicle at Alondra Blvd at Bradfield Ave around 12:05 am.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Almost needless to say, the driver fled following the crash.
KBCS-2 reports he was attempting to cross Alondra when he was run down. Although someone should tell them that hit-and-run is a crime, not an accident.
Parker was reportedly riding to a relative’s home when he was killed, leaving his children without a father.
Yes, this is the cost of traffic violence. And what happens when cowardly drivers leave their victims to die in the street.
Sheriff’s deputies are looking for video from nearby surveillance cameras, as well as possible witnesses. Anyone with information is urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s Compton station at 310/605-6500.
This is at least the 22nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 11th in LA County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Darnell Parker and all his family.
We lift up the family and friends of Darnell Parker in prayer.
yes, “hit-and-run is a CRIME, not an accident.” Can we make that a billboard and post it everywhere?