Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

Witnesses grabbed a driver who had crashed into a bicyclist — killing the man — and then hit some parked cars in Montebello, California Highway Patrol officers said Sunday.

The bicyclist, a 35-year-old resident of Los Angeles, had been riding his bicycle south on Concourse Avenue past Allston Street. CHP officers were dispatched to the scene at 7:31 p.m. Saturday.

The bicyclist had been rear-ended by a 2002 Ford Expedition, the CHP reported. The man was ejected from his bike and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorist sped away after hitting the bicyclist, but then crashed into several parked vehicles a few blocks away.

The driver, John F. Salvidar, 35, of Montebello, was detained by some local residents until the CHP arrived at the scene and arrested him.

No alcohol or drugs were determined to be a factor in the crash, the CHP reported.

The CHP’s East Los Angeles area office asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (323) 980-4600.

–City News Service

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