Man on bicycle killed by speeding hit-and-run driver in LA’s Exposition Park; 5th fatal bicycling hit-and-run in the city this year

Once again, someone on a bicycle has been murdered by a heartless hit-and-run driver.

This time, in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

According to KNBC-4, the victim was apparently crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd on Hoover Street around 11:30 pm Monday when he was struck by a driver heading west on MLK at a high rate of speed.

He was thrown several feet into the middle of the intersection, and died after being taken to a nearby hospital.

The victim has been publicly identified only as a man in his 30s.

The driver speed off, evidently without stopping. Witnesses describe the vehicle only as a gray colored sedan.

Hopefully, we’ll get more information soon.

This is at least the 42nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 16th that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County. It’s also the ninth in the City of Los Angeles.

Shamefully, 15 of those Southern California victims have been hit-and-run drivers, with six taking place in Los Angeles County, including five in the City of LA.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and all his loved ones. 

 

2 comments

  1. The only way to prevent these is a lifetime ban on driving, and confiscating and crushing the weapon vehicle. That and treating motor vehicles the same as guns when someone dies and not as an “Oopsie, sorry!” for the driver.

  2. j says:

    Beyond encouraging the killer to come forward the police seem concerned about the trouble for the driver because they have not yet.

    As if there hand is forced in prosecuting.

    Crushing ‘bad’ car denies it’s ability to be good car, driven minimally and appropriately in better hands with the value in that available to victims.
    “hit-and-run driver in LA’s Exposition Park
    ” googled does not update but shows your writing is stolen, and many prior fatalities similar in expo….”

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