Hit and Run Driver Strikes Bicyclist Leaving him on the Roadway NR19200rc

July 23, 2019

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that injured a male bicyclist.

On July 20, 2019, around 10:30 p.m., the victim was riding his bicycle westbound Jefferson Boulevard along with his girlfriend near Denker Avenue when a dark colored sedan travelling westbound Jefferson Boulevard, at a high rate of speed, struck the bicyclist. The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and landed on the roadway. The victim’s girlfriend was not injured during the incident.

The driver of the vehicle fled westbound Jefferson Boulevard, failed to stop, render aid or identify themselves as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the bicyclist to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. His identification is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

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 $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Traffic Division, Detective Flannery or Officer Pollard, at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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.