Breaking news: KCBS-2 reports bike rider killed in Hawthorne crash, no details available

More bad news this weekend, as KCBS-2 reports someone riding a bicycle was killed in Hawthorne yesterday.

Unfortunately, no details are available at this time.

According to the station, the crash occurred at Ocean Gate Ave and Rosecrans Ave.

Video from the scene shows what appears to be a fat tire bike in the left lane on Rosecrans less than 100 feet from the intersection, not far from a tent covering the victim.

The station reports it’s not clear whether the driver stayed at the scene.

Hopefully, we’ll learn more soon.

This is at least the 29th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the sixth that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.

If the driver did flee after the crash, it would be least the 11th fatal hit-and-run involving a SoCal bike rider this year.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and her loved ones. 


  1. The impact damage on the bike indicates a side impact, and the distance from the intersection and the locations of the bike and victim indicate that impact was at a high rate of speed without any indications of hard braking by the driver. And that impact would have left a lot of damage to the weapon vehicle that was not on any vehicle visible at the scene…

    • Margaret says:

      The unconfirmed second hand account on Nextdoor is that the cyclist tried to purchase cigarettes at the gas station and was turned away as he did not have ID. Cyclist allegedly stormed off and rode into traffic. Driver stayed on the scene. That section of Rosecrans is a nightmare. I only ride on the sidewalk there. My condolences to the family.

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