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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Friday June 8th, 2012 :: 06:58 a.m. PDT

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An update to this message has been issued.

fatal hit & run collision occurred on Nordhoff Street east of Woodley. Suspect vehicle is a dark colored, mid size SUV or Chev Blazer.

On Friday, June 8, 2012 at approximately 2:00 AM, a male White, late sixties - early seventies was riding a bicycle east bound on Nordhoff Street in the #3 lane closest to the south curb east of Woodley Avenue. The bicyclist was struck from behind by a vehicle also traveling east bound. The collision caused the bicyclist to travel in a south east direction during which he collided with the roadway and a raised planter box in a parking lot. The bicyclist sustained severe injuries causing his demise.

The identity of the bicyclist is unknown at this time and pending identification by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

The suspect vehicle failed to stop and render aid / exchange information and was last seen fleeing east bound on Nordhoff Street. Witnesses described the vehicle as a dark colored, possible dark blue, mid size SUV, Chevrolet Blazer or similar type of vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding this collision please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Detectives, Detective II James Deaton #24252 at 818 644-8035 or Detective III William Bustos #25029 at 818 644-8021 during normal business hours.

After-hours calls may be directed to a 24-hours, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log onto WWW.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Pl
Los Angeles, CA 91402

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Non-emergencies: 818-644-8000

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