ECHO PARK - Bike rider killed: A 44-year old man was killed early Sunday morning after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle.
Police say the victim, whose name was being withheld pending notification of his family, was hit at around 1:45 a.m. by 22-year-old Alejandro Hidalgo of Panorama City.
Hidalgo was heading southbound in his 2003 Mitsubishi Galant with a passenger in the 1200 block of North Glendale Boulevard, north of Park Street when he hit the victim riding his 10-speed bicycle south on Glendale Boulevard. Police said Hidalgo then left the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid as required by law.
A witness was able to write down the vehicle's license plate number as Hidalgo was leaving.
Detectives with the LAPD's Central Traffic Division tracked Hidalgo down at a residence in Panorama City.
The passenger riding with Hidalgo also was found, questioned and released.
Hidalgo was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and is being held on $100,000 dollars bail.