22-Year-Old Cyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run
Police are looking for the driver who fatally hit a 22-year-old cyclist in South Los Angeles before fleeing the scene Sunday night.
Manuel Enrique Mendoza-Hernandez was killed in the crash at 8:20 p.m. Sunday evening, according to City News Service. Mendoza-Hernandez was biking west along the Slauson Avenue sidewalk when he veered off the sidewalk and into the path of a vehicle making a right turn from San Pedro Place onto Slauson. He was knocked onto the pavement, then run over by the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver fled the scene eastbound on Slauson.
There were no other witnesses to the crash but evidence recovered at the scene indicates that he was likely struck by a Toyota Corolla.
If you know anything about the hit and run, you're asked to call the LAPD Central Traffic Division at (213) 833-3713 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.
Last week, a cyclist in South El Monte was killed in a double hit and run—Heriberto Ruiz is believed to have been struck by not one but two vehicles that fled the scene. Biking in LA reports that was the 10th biking fatality in Los Angeles County this year.