A man on a bicycle was struck and killed by two vehicles on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A man on a bicycle was struck and killed by two vehicles on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

Authorities Friday identified a bicyclist who was struck and killed by two vehicles on the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

The victim was struck at 11:59 p.m. Thursday and died at the scene, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

The man was Sergio Tapia, 31, of Long Beach, the California Highway Patrol reported.

According to the preliminary investigation, Tapia was riding north in the No. 2 traffic lane when “for unknown reasons, the bicyclist struck the roadway after losing control of his bicycle in the No. 2 lane,” the CHP reported.

“The driver of (a) Freightliner (truck) was unable to stop in time to avoid striking the bicyclist and bicycle,” the CHP reported. “The impact projected the bicycle towards the No. 1 lane, causing it to strike (a) white Cadillac.”

Both drivers remained at the scene, and neither was arrested.

—Staff and wire reports

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