Police Friday sought the public’s help in identifying the Prius driver who left the scene of a collision in Sunland that killed a 55-year-old bicyclist.
The collision was reported about 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 23 at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Oro Vista Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The cyclist, a resident of Tujunga, was riding west on Foothill Boulevard when he was struck by a white, possibly older-model Toyota Prius that was headed in the same direction, police said.
The rider was ejected from his bike and thrown into a parked vehicle. He was taken to a hospital by paramedics and was later pronounced dead, according to the LAPD.
The man’s name has not been released.
The Prius driver did not stop. There’s no suspect description.
The car likely sustained damage to its right front passenger’s side.
Anyone with information that could help investigators identify the driver was urged to call Officer J. Takishita of the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8116.
After-hours calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-24-7 and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.
Rewards of up to $50,000 are available from the city for information leading to a hit-and-run motorist’s identification, apprehension and conviction.
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