Bicyclist Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Dragged by Second Vehicle | NBC Southern California

Bicyclist Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Dragged by Second Vehicle

The cyclist was dragged several feet in the early morning crash north of the 91 Freeway



    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013)

    A bicyclist struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Anaheim early Wednesday was dragged several feet by a second car, according to police.

    The first crash occurred at about 5:40 a.m. near Orangethorpe Avenue and Lemon Street (map). The cyclist was then dragged several feet on the street in front of a church by a second vehicle, according to Anaheim police.

    The driver of the second vehicle stopped and will likely not face charges, according to police.

    Details regarding the hit-and-run vehicle and victim, who died at the scene, were not immediately available. The driver struck another vehicle after hitting the cyclist, according to police.

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    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013)

    "We don't have any information on the suspect vehicle, but we know this roadway is very heavily traveled," said Anaheim Lt. Bob Dunn. "Somebody had to have seen something."

    Aerial video showed crash investigators and several patrol vehicles at the site, just north of the 91 Freeway.

    Orangethorpe Avenue was closed for the investigation. The crumpled bike and evidence markers were in the street.

    People at the scene who told NBC4 they know the victim said he is a 19-year-old man. They said he was likely biking to work.