LOS ANGELES — A 20-year-old Los Angeles man was killed Sunday after his dirt bike collided with a car that left the scene in the Vermont Square neighborhood.
The crash occurred around 3 p.m. Sunday at 54th and Cimarron streets, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division.
The man was riding his dirt bike eastbound on 54th Street behind a dark-colored sedan when the car’s driver made a unsafe movement that caused the dirt bike rider to crash into the rear of the car, police said. The rider was ejected from the dirt bike and struck the pavement — and the car’s driver drove away from the scene.
Paramedics took the injured rider to California Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
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Drivers involved in a collision should pull over and stop, call 911 and remain at the scene to identify themselves, police said.
A $50,000 reward is available to people who provide information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of hit-and-run offenders. Anyone with information in this case was urged to call Detective Maricela Sasaki or Officer Gerald Chavarria at the South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. Anonymous tips can be phoned in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.