A man was killed in a bicycle accident in Stanton after a vehicle struck him at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Beach Boulevard early morning on January 18, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene before officers arrived at the scene. The victim was transported to an area trauma center where he died shortly afterward.
A little later, Garden Grove police made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the suspected hit-and-run vehicle. The driver was detained and questioned, but not arrested. Officials said the investigation is ongoing to determine if they have the “right guy.” Investigators are also not sure yet if the bicyclist was using the crosswalk or if the driver might have run the red light.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of the deceased victim for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Continue reading →