Once again, someone riding a bicycle has been murdered by a heartless hit-and-run driver.
And once again, it never made the news.
According to My News LA, a man on a bicycle was run down by a driver at 2:30 am on Tuesday, June 22nd, while riding south in the west crosswalk of Melrose Ave at Normandie Ave, near LA’s Little Armenia neighborhood.
The driver kept going without stopping.
The victim, who still hasn’t been publicly identified nearly two weeks later, was taken to a local hospital, where he died sometime later.
As usual, there’s no word on why the public wasn’t informed until My News LA broke the story on Sunday.
Police are looking for the driver of a white two-door 2019-21 Camaro with a black convertible top, likely with noticeable front-end damage.
Anyone with information is urged to call LAPD West Traffic Division detectives at 213/473-0236, or call Crime Stoppers at 800/222-8477. As always, there is a standing $50,000 reward for any fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles.
This is at least the 32nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the tenth that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County; it’s also at least the fifth in the City of LA.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.