Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving Bicyclist

May 25, 2023

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a male bicyclist.

On April 13th, 2023, around 10:40 p.m., a male bicyclist was traveling westbound across Main Street on 43rd Street, when he was struck by a silver sedan travelling southbound Main Street.
The driver fled southbound Main Street from 43rd Street and failed to stop, identify him/her self, or render aid to the bicyclist, who was fatally injured.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Inmer Samuel Cruz, a resident of Los Angeles.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver 2008-2013 Mercedes Benz C230 or C330.

Video of the hit-and-run vehicle is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts: YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves. The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members that who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

For more information concerning the incident, please contact Central Traffic Division’s Officer Balderas or Detective Campos, at 213-833-3713. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls can also be directed to 1-877 LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional
Crime Stoppers as their local program.