INDIANAPOLIS — A bicyclist was struck and killed on the near southwest side of Indianapolis Monday evening, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
At about 5:30 p.m. Monday, police were called to S. Harding Street and W. Raymond Street for a report that a pedestrian had struck by a vehicle.
IMPD said when officers arrived, they found a man who had been struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. Others also stopped to help render aid to the man prior to police arrival.
“Multiple civilians stopped during this investigation and tried to render aid, and also by dialing 9-1-1,” said William Young, public information officer for IMPD.
He said the driver and several witnesses did exactly what they should have done after witnessing the accident.
“That is so important. So many times we see people leave the scene of an accident. It is very important you provide that information so we can ascertain exactly what occurred.”
Young said he applauds the citizens who pulled over and helped aid to the victim as they awaited first responders.
“No one wants to pass away alone and it just gives families, I believe some peace of mind to know, ‘hey, someone stopped for my loved one,’ and that’s extremely important,” shared Young.
The investigation into the crash continues. The identity of the victim has not been released.
This is a developing story and will be updated once more information is available.