Fatal Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident in Griffith Park
77-year-old Andrew Jelmert was hit and killed while participating in the Griffith Park bike ride on Saturday afternoon.
The incident took place at 3:49 a.m. on April 16th on Crystal Springs Drive.
Jelmert was riding north when a vehicle hit him from behind. The driver ran on foot from the scene and was soon arrested by park rangers.
Sadly, the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation is ongoing.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Andrew Jelmert.
Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.
Additionally, similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.