A male bicyclist was killed in a hit and run accident in Arleta early Thursday morning.
The accident occurred around 2 a.m. near Van Nuys Boulevard when a vehicle traveling eastbound on the wrong side of the road collided with three cars.
During the collision with the vehicles, the bicyclist was also struck.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initially, the driver remained on the scene, but when the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived, they witnessed a person running away from the accident site.
Shortly after officials received a call of a hot prowl in a residential area near the site of the collision.
The individual was taken into custody after investigators determined the individual was the same person who fled the accident scene.
Because the individual fled the scene, officers are treating this as a hit and run.
According to investigators, the individual who caused the collision, may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
It is unclear if the other driver’s involved were injured in the collision.
The victim’s sister claimed her brother usually would bike around at night to collect cans and turn them in for cash the following day.
The accident occurred near Arleta High School. Police authorities shut down the main entrance of the school in order to avoid exposing the investigation to students.
Being involved in a bicycle accident can be difficult thing to deal with. Even if you are taking all precautions to be safe, drivers may not always respect sharing the road.
This particular case has many different aspects involved which can making pursuing a claim very difficult.
Each accident is unique. That is why it’s important to have the help of a reputable accident attorney. Call Bergener Mirejovsky at 1-800-881-2021 to learn what options you have after your accident.