A man who police say was severely injured earlier this month when the driver of a car deliberately struck him near Houghton Park has died.
The man was identified Thursday as 29-year-old Leobardo Cervantes of Long Beach, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Cervantes, according to police, was riding a bicycle in the area of California Avenue and Harding Street just before 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, when the driver of a dark-colored sedan that was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Harding Street “intentionally” struck him.
The crash caused Cervantes to fall off the bicycle and onto the roadway, authorities said. Meanwhile, the driver of the dark-colored sedan fled the scene, continuing eastbound on Harding Street, police said.
Officers rushed to the scene, where they found an injured Cervantes in the roadway, according to police.
The Long Beach Fire Department personnel then transported him to a local hospital where he died Saturday, July 22, according to police.
At this time, no suspect information is available, and the motive for the driver crashing into Cervantes is unknown, according to police.