Man dies in horror hit-and-run after being struck by three different vehicles
A man was killed in an horrific hit an run incident in which three separate vehicles struck him while he was crossing a road.
50-year-old Jose Fuentes was crossing a street in the South Los Angeles neighbourhood of Florence a little after 7.35pm on Tuesday, November 24.
He was hit by a motorcyclist who failed to stop at the scene, but carried on for some distance before stopping momentarily and then speeding away.
While Mr Fuentes was still lying on the tarmac he was hit by a second vehicle – a white alone car that also failed to stop. A third vehicle also hit the dead man as he lay there, but the LAPD have not released its description.
At a press conference, LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno said: “Nobody stopped and helped out Mr. Fuentes as he lied there.”
“The guy on the motorcycle, he kind of went out onto the street, maybe [he could have] stopped to block traffic and prevented even the second or third collision from happening.
“But he elected to get on his motorcycle and took off and left and fled the scene.”
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A shocking video released by the LAPD showing the tragic accident reveals that Mr Fuentes was struck a glancing blow by the motorcycle but run over completely by the white sedan.
Police are now looking for all three suspects but declined to specify the description of the third vehicle saying simply that they were looking for a dark coloured sports bike being driven by a man and the driver of a white coloured sedan.
The LAPD released a statement on their website specifying that there is a statutory reward in place for the apprehension of hit and run drivers: “On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund.
“A reward of up to $50,000 (£37,500) is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.”
Anyone with information regarding Mr Fuentes’s tragic death is asked to contact the LAPD's South Traffic Division.
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