LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a vehicle that was suspected to be street racing in South L.A. Thursday night, authorities said.
The accident occurred around 8:35 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Alameda Street, south of Washington Boulevard, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson.READ MORE: Memorial Service Held For Sandra Mizer, 13-Year-Old Killed In Lucerne Valley Hit-And-Run
According to authorities, the bicyclist was found on the sidewalk while the driver of the vehicle was trapped inside of the vehicle and was freed by firefighters. He was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Ontario Attorney Sagi Schwartzberg Facing Federal Child Porn Charge
The bicyclist was crossing a street and it’s not clear if the driver saw him or was simply going too fast to stop. Police say the 32-year-old driver was believed to have been speeding, and possibly street racing.MORE NEWS: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert For Thursday Due To Heat Wave
The driver was hospitalized immediately after the crash, and arrested after he was released Friday morning.