A bicyclist was fatally struck by a vehicle in Stanton Monday afternoon as the driver involved initially pulled into a parking lot before returning to the scene, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim died after being taken to a hospital for treatment, sheriff’s officials said. Authorities are still trying to identify him.
He is described by sheriff’s officials as an Asian man believed to be about 50 to 60 years old who stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. He has black and gray hair, with a thin mustache and brown eyes, officials said.
He was riding a white Ancheer electric bicycle when the crash happened just before 2 p.m. in an area along West Cerritos Avenue that’s near Magnolia Avenue, sheriff’s officials said.
While the driver pulled into a nearby parking lot after the crash, he or she later returned to the scene, officials said. Authorities have not released the identity of the driver.
Anyone who can assist in identifying the victim or may know a missing person with a similar description is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s dispatch at 714-647-7000.