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Man, 50, is hit and killed by THREE hit-and-run drivers while trying to cross the street

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Man, 50, is run over by THREE hit-and-run drivers and killed while trying to cross the street in south Los Angeles

  • Jose Fuentes was crossing the intersection of 78th Street and Central Avenue in the neighborhood of Florence around 7:39 p.m. Sunday 
  • He was struck by three separate vehicles, all of which fled the scene
  • A motorcycle traveling northbound first plowed into him, according to the LAPD
  • Moments later, Fuentes was struck by a white sedan which also drove away, before being hit by a third vehicle 
  • The LAPD has released graphic footage of the fatal collisions and is asking for the public’s help in tracking down the drivers

By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail.com

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A 50-year-old man was struck and killed by three separate hit-and-run drivers while crossing a street in south Los Angeles this weekend. 

Jose Fuentes was crossing the intersection of 78th Street and Central Avenue in the neighborhood of Florence Sunday evening when he was struck by three separate vehicles, all of which fled the scene as he lay dying in the road.

The LAPD has released graphic footage of the fatal collisions and is asking for the public’s help in tracking down the drivers. 

Jose Fuentes, 50, was struck and killed by three separate hit-and-run drivers while crossing a street in south Los Angeles this weekend

Fuentes was crossing the road at around 7:39 p.m. when a motorcycle traveling northbound plowed into him, according to the LAPD.  

The motorcyclist failed to stop and sped away from the scene. 

Moments later, Fuentes was struck by another vehicle – a white sedan – which also drove away, before being hit by a third vehicle which again failed to stop. 

The 50-year-old died at the scene. 

Surveillance footage captured the moment the motorcycle first crashed into Fuentes.

The cyclist fell from his bike a short distance along the road following the collision. 

Fuentes was crossing the intersection of 78th Street and Central Avenue in the neighborhood of Florence Sunday evening when he was struck by three separate vehicles. Pictured the moment the bike strikes him (left) and sedan (right)

Separate footage taken from a different angle shows the cyclist picking up his bike and clambering back on board before speeding away from the scene.    

Police are searching for all three drivers involved in Fuentes’ death.  

They said the first was a male on a dark colored sports bike. 

The second was driving a white colored sedan but police did not provide any further details. 

No details have been provided about the third vehicle or driver, reported ABC7

The LAPD has released graphic footage of the fatal collisions and is asking for the public’s help in tracking down the drivers

Fuentes is seen lying in the road after being hit by the first vehicle 

The white sedan then strikes him as he lies in the road. It also drives away 

LAPD Detective Ryan Moreno condemned the actions of the drivers for failing to stop. 

‘Nobody stopped and helped out Mr. Fuentes as he lied there,’ Moreno said in a press conference. 

‘The guy on the motorcycle, he could easily have went out in the street, maybe stopped and blocked traffic and prevented even the second or third collision from happening. 

‘But he elected to get on his motorcycle and took off and left and fled the scene.’ 

The LAPD is asking anyone with information about Fuentes’ death to contact its South Traffic Division.  

Separate footage taken from a different angle shows the cyclist picking up his bike and clambering back on board before speeding away from the scene

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