Biker killed in Hyde Park hit-and-run

A biker was killed after being thrown from his vehicle during a hit-and-run in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon.

The biker, a 20-year-old Los Angeles resident, was following a dark-colored sedan down 54th Street around 3 p.m. when the car “negotiated a dangerous cornering motion,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. Press release.

The sedan’s maneuver caused the dirt bike to strike the rear of the car, throwing the rider off, police said.

The biker landed on the sidewalk and when taken to a California hospital he was pronounced dead.

The sedan, meanwhile, fled west on 54th Street, police said.

Up to $50,000 is available for anyone who can provide information leading to the sedan driver.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Detective Maricela Sasaki or Constable Gerald Chavarria at 323-421-2500.

After hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go directly to