March 8, 2016 A man riding a bicycle in Rancho Palos Verdes was hit and killed by a truck on the 8th of March. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's
March 8, 2016
A man riding a bicycle in Rancho Palos Verdes was hit and killed by a truck on the 8th of March.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and medical staff promptly made it to the scene, only to pronounce the victim dead upon their arrival.
Deputies of the department believe the cyclist was moving at speeds up to 45 mph, traveling down a steep hill along Hawthorne Boulevard in the Rancho Palos Verdes area.
Keith Swensson, a respondent to the the accident, deputy of the LA County Sheriff’s Department spoke to reporters on the scene, “The grade on Hawthorne Boulevard is quite high, so if you’re going that speed, it’s really impossible to stop.”
The driver, an employee of Mayflower, a moving company, was said to be unaware of the collision with the cyclist. He continued his route, absent of any idea of what had just occurred. Due to the size of the truck, it is very unlikely a collision with such a small vehicle such as a bicycle would have caused any alarm with the driver.
Deputy Swensson says the driver is not at fault and no crime has been committed. “The driver had no idea what had happened with the bicyclist, Everything the driver was doing was legal at the time.” Swensson said.