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Bicyclist Fatally Struck By Motorist, No Arrest Made

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A bicyclist in his 40s was fatally struck early Monday morning by a motorist in Pomona, however the driver has not been arrested.The accident happened just after midnight at Valley Boulevard and Lyndale Avenue, according to City News Service. The preliminary investigation indicates the bicyclist was riding eastward, crossing the westbound lanes of Valley Boulevard, when he was struck by a vehicle heading westbound.

That vehicle, a white Mercedes, was driven by 25-year-old William Johnson of Beaumont.

The incident was initially reported as a hit-and-run, however Johnson did not flee. "According to investigators, Johnson parked the Mercedes down the street from the accident scene and called police," notes ABC7.

Johnson was interviewed by authorities, but not arrested.

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The crash basically folded the bicycle in half. The Mercedes sustained front-end and windshield damage.

The identity of the bicyclist is being withheld, pending notification of relatives.