The fatal bicycle accident occurred at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Beach Boulevard at approximately 2:40 a.m. local time. A man was riding his bike across the street when he was struck by a car. Before officials arrived at the scene, the motorist drove away.
The bicyclist, an adult male, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange but would later die from injuries sustained in the wreck. The OC Register reports that police officers made a traffic stop of a vehicle that matched the description of the suspected car, but no arrests were made.
The OC Register reports that the investigation is ongoing. It is currently unknown if the bicyclist was in a marked crosswalk or if the driver potentially ran through a red light.
The following information regarding bicycle, or pedalcycle, crashes is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):