Fatal Hit and Run Motorcycle Crash in Echo Park
Early Monday morning, a motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Echo Park area. According to KTLA News Channel Five, the incident happened on Glendale Boulevard, just south of Reservoir Street, at about 6:35 a.m. A van reportedly made an illegal U-turn in front of the motorcycle. Although the motorcyclist tried to slow down, it skidded sideways and hit the rear end of the van.
The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but he did not survive his injuries. The driver of the van stopped briefly, but then fled the scene without getting out of their vehicle to help or call the police. There is surveillance footage of the incident, and law enforcement officers are asking anybody with information about this crash to come forward.