Compton, CA (September 18, 2020) – Terrence Coleman was fatally struck by a car while riding his bicycle along Rosecrans Avenue in the city of Compton.

The coroner from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department identified Coleman as the man who was killed during an accident that took place at around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16th on Rosecrans Avenue, near the Aprilia Avenue intersection.

When officers from the Los Angeles Police Department reported to the crash site where they discovered Coleman lying in the roadway, unresponsive. 

According to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol, the other driver of the 2008 Honda Element that was involved in the accident, did pull over and remain at the scene. 

Officers said that the portion of the roadway where Coleman was riding his bicycle was inadequately lit. This caused the driver of the Honda to collided with the back of the bicycle as he was attempting to change lanes, resulting in fatal injuries to the rider. 

Officials from the Compton Fire Department pronounced Coleman dead at the scene.

This accident is still under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Terrance Coleman, at this time.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Compton

Compton, CA - Terrance Coleman Killed in Crash on Rosecrans Ave

Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, in 2015, 818 bicycle riders were killed in car accidents in the state of California. This total accounts for nearly 18% of the 35,092 vehicular fatalities that occurred that year and equates to two fatal bicycle-involved car accidents every single day. 

Losing a person that you love is always a shocking and heartbreaking event but when someone you love is killed during an accident that could have been avoided and was caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of another person, the psychological trauma and anguish are that much stronger. While your loved one’s life will be over in an instant, your grief and suffering will not be. 

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