Another day, another fatal hit-and-run on the mean streets of Los Angeles.
In what’s rapidly becoming an everyday occurrence, a man was killed riding his bicycle in an early morning crash, and left to die by the heartless killer who ran him down.
When police arrived, they found the victim dead at the scene next to his crumpled fat tired bicycle, after being thrown approximately 40 feet from where he was rear-ended.
He insisted that he is in the army and serving our country, demanding the officers respect him while swearing at them and refusing to obey orders. However, police suspect the camo uniform he wore was nothing more than a Halloween costume.
KTTV places the time of the crash at around 3:15 am. At that hour, it’s most likely that the victim was either homeless, or riding to or from work.
No word on whether he had lights on his bike, how fast the driver was going, or what direction they were traveling.
A ghost bike will be installed at 7 pm Friday.
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that this hit-and-run epidemic will continue until our elected officials finally care enough to actually do something about it.
Or more likely, when we do.
So if you haven’t already demanded action from your state legislators, maybe it’s time to start.
This is at least the 41st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 20th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all his loved ones.