1 Hospitalized after Boyle Heights Bicycle Accident
BOYLE HEIGHTS, CA (August 28, 2019) – A person sustained severe injuries in a bicycle accident on Whittier Boulevard on August 22.
The hit-and-run crash occurred at about 10:20 p.m. on Whittier Boulevard just east of Calzona Street. Responders transported the bicyclist to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
A video showed that the impact threw the bicyclist’s body. The truck went on driving while his torso did a backflip just above the vehicle’s hood. The rider’s body crashed into the ground while the truck fled the scene.
Authorities described the truck as a white Chevrolet or GMC full-size pickup truck, a model from between 2011 and 2018.
The truck has a “red front bumper lower valance air deflector, black rims, a black bed cover, possible custom white bumper.” LAPD added that the headlights and tail lights are possibly also aftermarket.
Tipsters who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case will receive a reward of up to $50,000.
Moreover, authorities are urging anyone with information to contact LAPD Detective Juan Campos at 213-833-3713 or email him at 31480@LAPD.online.
You can also contact the police at 213-833-3746 or 877-527-3247 during non-business hours or on weekends. For anonymous tipsters, you can call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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