Once again, a Southern California driver has left an innocent victim to die alone in the street.
According to multiple sources, a man was killed when he was struck by a driver LA’s West Adams neighborhood late Thursday night.
The crash occurred as he was while riding his bike in a crosswalk at the intersection of Hauser Blvd and Adams Blvd around 11:35 pm.
The victim died at the scene. He’s identified only as a Hispanic man in his 50s, who appeared to be homeless.
The driver fled following the crash; no description was given of the suspect or their vehicle.
Anyone with information is urged to call 877/527-3247.
This is at least the 72nd bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the 23rd that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County; he’s also the 13th person killed riding a bike in the City of Los Angeles.
Twenty-three of those SoCal victims have been killed by hit-and-run drivers.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.
Thanks to bike lawyer James Johnson for the heads-up.