Oakland, California – The police are looking into an accident in downtown Oakland where a 42-year-old bicyclist was killed when a vehicle hit him and then fled the scene.
According to reports from the Oakland Police Department, the man was riding his bicycle on Jefferson Street close to 14th Street when he was struck by a vehicle that was going the same way he was. The accident took place just before 8:30 p.m.
Police said the initial investigation showed the man was riding his bicycle in a designated bike lane.
Responding crews took the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The victim’s name won’t be made public until his family has been notified.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who may have information is urged to call the Traffic Investigation Unit of the Oakland Police Department at (510) 777-8570.