The CHP was asking for the public’s help Thursday in identifying the hit-and-run driver of a Toyota pickup that struck a bicyclist, leaving him hospitalized with major head trauma.
It happened around 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, in the East Los Angeles Area.
The white, mid-80s Toyota truck was traveling southbound on Arizona Avenue while the victim was riding his bicycle eastbound on the north sidewalk of Olympic Boulevard, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol.
As the bicyclist reached the corner of the intersection the traffic signal light was green, the CHP stated.
The driver of the Toyota failed to stop for the red light and turned right onto Olympic Boulevard, striking the bicyclist who was traveling within the crosswalk, the release stated.
The unidentified bicyclist sustained major head trauma and was transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.
The driver of the Toyota fled.
The truck was described as having an extended cab, black graphics along the sides and a metal rack.
Any information regarding this collision and or the identity of the driver or the Toyota was asked to call 323-980-4600 or the Traffic Management Center (TMC) at 323-259-2010.