Bicyclist Hospitalized Following Hit-and-Run in East L.A.; Driver in White Pickup Truck Sought

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Police were looking for a hit-and-run driver Thursday who struck and injured a bicyclist in East Los Angeles one night earlier.

A bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck in East Los Angeles on March 2, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck in East Los Angeles on March 2, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash between a truck and a bicyclist was reported just before 10 p.m. near the intersection of West Whittier Boulevard and South Eastern Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident website.

The bicyclist was injured and taken to a local hospital, according to Supervisor Sanford with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

It was unclear what condition the bicyclist was in when he was hospitalized.

The truck involved in the crash left the scene, according to the CHP log.

It was described as a white pickup truck by CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

KTLA’s Irving Last and Nidia Becerra contributed to this report. 

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