Van Nuys, CA – Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash at Haskell Avenue
Van Nuys, California (November 1, 2018) – According to local authorities, a male bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Thursday morning at an intersection in Van Nuys. The accident transpired at approximately 3:45 am on Haskell Avenue and Stagg Street. As of now, detailed information concerning the identities of the bicyclist or the hit-and-run driver has not been released.
Officials have confirmed, an unidentified bicyclist was at an intersection in Van Nuys when an oncoming vehicle suddenly struck him. The driver that struck the bicyclist fled the scene of the crash but was found about half a mile away in the area of Woodley Avenue and Saticoy Street. Police and firefighters rushed to the crash site and attempted to revive the bicyclist. Despite rescue efforts, the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The hit-and-run driver resisted arrest and reportedly put up a fight with the officers, but they were able to put him in custody. Investigators noted in the initial report that a car was seen nearby with damage to the windshield. Police are trying to piece together the events that led to the fatal hit-and-run accident.
This accident is under an active investigation. When more information comes to the surface, details will be released to public sources.
We extend our warmest thoughts and sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased cyclist. We wish them comfort as they struggle with the loss of their loved one.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Drivers who are involved in motor vehicle accident are required by the law to stay at the accident scene and cooperate with the police department. Leaving the scene of an accident, especially when an injury is involved is a cowardly and criminal act.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident or any other accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. Make sure that you speak with a qualified and skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your accident and find out if you have a claim. Call the personal injury attorneys at the Los Angeles Injury Group today at 310-954-7248 to speak with a lawyer about your claim today. We will work to ensure that your rights are protected.
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