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Police IDs Bicyclist Killed on Temescal Canyon Road

The victim was a 29-year-old visitor from Australia.

credit: John Schreiber
credit: John Schreiber

A bicyclist who was killed in a traffic accident on Temescal Canyon Road on Sunday morning was identified as a 29-year-old visitor from Australia, officials from the Los Angeles Police Department said.

James Rapley, a visitor from Victoria, Australia, was riding a bicycle on eastbound Temescal Canyon Road near Pacific Coast Highway when he was struck by a 1980 Mercedes, LAPD West Traffic Division watch commander said. Rapley was transported to UCLA Medical Center - Westwood where he died, the Medical Examiner’s Office said.

The accident was reported at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Area ambulance responded to the call and no helicopter was needed, he said.

Mohammed Kadri, 19, of Santa Monica was identified by LAPD as the driver of the vehicle. He remained at the scene until police arrived.

LAPD West Traffic Division is still investigating the accident. No other information is available at this time.


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