Bicyclist killed in Hawthorne hit-and-run, 21-year old driver arrested; 6th SoCal bike rider killed by hit-and-run drivers this year

Once again, a heartless coward has left an innocent victim riding a bicycle to die on a SoCal street.

CBS Los Angeles reports the victim was struck by a westbound driver on Rosecrans Ave at Cerise Ave around 8:45 Thursday night.

The victim died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics, and has not been publicly identified.

An anonymous caller alerted the police to the location of the driver’s car, a black late model Nissan SUV, less than a block away in an underground parking garage in the 14100 block of Cerise Avenue.

A street view shows a large apartment complex at that location, suggesting the 21-year old driver, who also has not been publicly identified, may have been arrested at his home, or visiting another person.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hawthorne Police Traffic Bureau at 310/349-2701.

This is at least the 16th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.

It’s also the sixth fatal hit-and-run involving a SoCal bike rider this year.

One comment

  1. j says:

    As the victim is not named I am commenting about some closure in a old case
    https://www.appeals2.az.gov/decisions/CR20220179Memo.pdf
    noting lawyer found no grounds to appeal, but did anyway, and court
    confirms it was a very solid trial with jail not prison resulting.

    My question is why risk prison getting resentenced? Has He really delayed his 179 days slap till now? (“70-year-old David V. Ramirez died on Wednesday, July 3, from injuries suffered in the March 12 incident.

    The driver, 58-year-old Juan Urrea,”)

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