A woman has been killed while riding a bike in yet another SoCal hit-and-run.
And once again, it happened in Long Beach.
According to the Long Beach Post, the victim was struck by the driver of a semi-truck at Artesia Blvd and Downey Ave around 9 pm Wednesday.
The driver continued without stopping, leaving his victim, identified only as a 56-year old Bellflower resident, to die at the scene.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on which direction she was riding, or how the crash happened. And no information on which way the driver fled.
The truck is described only as a semi with a white cab and large white trailer. It may or may not have any visible damage.
Anyone with information is urged to call Long Beach Police investigators at 562/570-7355.
This is at least the 51st bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 14th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
It’s also the second fatal bicycling hit-and-run in Long Beach in the last three months.
Update: The victim has been identified as 56-year old Lisa Termin of Bellflower.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for Lisa Termin and all her loved ones.
Thanks to John McBrearty for the heads-up.