Thomas Adams, 58, Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run on 49th Street and Compton Avenue
LOS ANGELES (January 14, 2018) – A bicyclist was killed after an alleged hit-and-run crash in the area of 49th Street and Compton Avenue Friday, according to KTLA and NBC Los Angeles.
The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Thomas Demetrius Adams.
As per the reports, police said Adams was riding a bicycle west on 49th Street when he fell off his bike in front of a blue Ford Econoline van.
The van then ran over Adams who became pinned beneath the vehicle. The collision was reported about 5 p.m. near the intersection with Compton Avenue, in the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South Los Angeles.
Adams was rushed to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver of the van, a black woman between 20 to 30 years old, initially attempted to help the cyclist but got in a white pickup truck along with two black men. The car, with a license plate number 5YNV338, fled and was last seen heading west on 49th Street.
Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Central Community Police Station at 213-486-6606.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Thomas Adams during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
It is apparent that the suspects who took off will be held fully responsible for causing the tragic accident that led to the death of Mr. Thomas Adams. Regardless of their reasons, fleeing the scene following a collision is a serious crime and punishable by law, especially if the crash tragically killed another individual. We hope the authorities will soon locate the parties involved and justice will then be served.
The family of Mr. Adams will have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the parties who have neglected the safety of others on the road. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, we encourage you to speak with our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
- David Lowndes Arrested DUI Crash Clovis Herndon and Sunnyside - June 22, 2022
- Victorville Fatal Motorcycle Crash Del Gado and Manzano Roads - June 22, 2022
- Byron Fatal Car Crash Near Byron Highway and Lindemann Road - June 22, 2022