The coroner Monday publicly identified a bicyclist killed when the driver of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed lost control and struck him and a pole near downtown Los Angeles.
Manuel Gonzalez Hernandez, 30, was homeless, coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.
The driver had a suspended license and was arrested at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The crash was reported about 8:35 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of South Alameda Street, south of Washington Boulevard, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Reports from the scene indicated the driver of the vehicle lost control after crossing nearby railroad tracks and slammed into the bicyclist, who was found on a sidewalk.
The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was briefly trapped in the vehicle before being freed by firefighters, Stewart said.
The driver was taken to a hospital in serious condition, the LAPD said.
Street racing was not suspected as a cause in the crash, police said.
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