Bicyclist Killed by a Hit-And-Run Driver

August 4, 2000

Friday, August 4, 2000

"Bicyclist Killed by a Hit-And-Run Driver"

Los Angeles – On Friday, August 4, 2000, at approximately 12:05 A.M., a black or dark colored SUV traveling westbound on Imperial Highway collided with a 61 year old male, black riding his bike northbound on Avalon Boulevard attempting to cross Imperial Highway.

The SUV collided with the victim, knocking him from his bicycle onto the pavement. The driver of the SUV continued to drive westbound on Imperial Highway and fled the scene of the accident.

After the collision, the victim was transported to Martin Luther King-Drew Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 A.M.

The victim’s identity has been withheld until notification has been made to the next of kin.

South Traffic Division Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information of this incident is encouraged to contact South Traffic Detective Whittaker or Detective Sherman at 323-290-6063 or the South Traffic Watch Commander at 213-485-7417.

Prepared by Officer Charlotte Broughton, LAPD Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.

For Release 7:00 am PDT
August 4, 2000