Local news has been buzzing this morning because a deadly hit and run "van v bike" crash was caught on tape in Compton this morning. Ovidio Morales, a father of five, was presumably on his way to work. Morales is separated from his family in Guatemala, whom he was sending money to in hopes they would one day be able to join him.
The footage, via KTLA, is grainy; but you can clearly see the van hit the cyclist, the cyclist get briefly drug, the driver get out of the van, check on dead cyclist, get back in the van, and drive away.
Witnesses to the crash say that the driver was on his cell phone when he ran a red light before hitting the cyclist. Morales was in the crosswalk, crossing with a green light, at the time of the crash. The Compton Sheriff’s office is investigating and is looking for help in finding the driver. I guess it’s a good thing that the California Highway Patrol isn’t investigating.