Bicyclist Dies After Hit-And-Run Crash in Northridge

The driver may have been in a silver Ford Mustang convertible

By Christina Cocca
|  Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013  |  Updated 3:37 AM PDT
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Bicyclist Dies After Northridge Hit-And-Run

Police believe this silver Ford Mustang convertible may be connected to the fatal hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist Monday night. The windshield glass was shattered.

A bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Northridge died in the hospital Tuesday morning just hours after the crash, police said.

A man in his 20s or 30s was riding his bike near the intersection of Plummer Street and Winnetka Avenue when a driver struck him before fleeing about 9 p.m. Monday, said Lt. Debra Brounsten of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division.

The victim was transported to Northridge Hospital, where he died hours later, Brounsten said.

Police found a silver Ford Mustang convertible they believe is connected to the hit-and-run on the 10100 block of Oso Avenue, and video from the scene showed the sports car with a shattered windshield.

Police were still searching for the driver as of Tuesday morning.

No further details were immediately available.

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