Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Car Accident on 49th Street Near Compton Avenue in South LA

Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Car Accident on 49th Street Near Compton Avenue in South LA

ON January 18, 2018

Bicyclist dead after a hit-and-run car crash in south LA

A man riding his bicycle was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday evening at the intersection of 49th Street near Compton Avenue in Central-Alameda, per a KTLA news article.

According to sources, the bicyclist was struck at about 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of 49th street and Compton Avenue in South L.A.

Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to the incident and located a victim pinned under a van after the initial traffic collision.  According to the source, witnesses stated that the driver of the van, whose name was not released but was described as a black woman between 20 and 30 years old, tried to give first aid to the wounded man that was trapped, but the driver then panicked and got inside a white vehicle and fled the scene, leaving the van behind.

Furthermore, sources say two other men also got inside the vehicle that fled the scene.

Eventually, officials report that the injured man was transported to LA County USC Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Moreover, the deceased victim was identified as 58-year-old Thomas Demetrius Adams. Currently, officials say that the victim as well as the hit-and-run driver both lived in the neighborhood, and police are currently waiting to see if the woman will turn herself into the police.

Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.

Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.

Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this accident, and will keep the victim as well as their family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.

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