Yet another person riding a bicycle has been murdered by a heartless coward in a motor vehicle.
This time in Venice early Friday morning.
Multiple source are reporting that a woman, who has not been publicly identified, was riding circles around the intersection of Pacific and Rose Avenues when she was run down by a driver around 3:05 am.
The driver fled north on Pacific. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead, despite the efforts of paramedics.
Police are looking for a large black SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban; there’s no description of the driver.
According to the LAPD, it’s not known if drugs or alcohol may have been involved. Which goes without saying since they don’t even know who did it.
Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD at 213/473-0236 or 213/473-0234, or toll-free at 877-LAPD-247.
As always, there is a standing $50,000 reward for any fatal hit-and-run in the City of Los Angeles.
This is at least the 43rd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 13th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County; it’s also at least the sixth bike death in the City of Los Angeles since the first of the year.
At last count, 16 of those people were killed by hit-and-run drivers.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and her loved ones.