Man Struck by Bicycle in Northwest Alley Dies

By LeRita Gibson-Reid
|  Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010  |  Updated 9:14 PM EDT
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It was an emotional day for the family of a 78-year-old man who died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a bicyclist who sped off.

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It was an emotional day for the family of a 78-year-old man who died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a bicyclist who sped off.

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D.C. Police are investigating a hit and run that has turned fatal.

Quan Chu, 78, of northwest Washington died Tuesday after a hit-and-run accident on Nov. 26 that left him in critical condition.

Chu and his wife, also in her 70s, were struck at about 10 a.m. by a bicyclist as they walked in the south alley of the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW. Chu fell, and his head hit the ground. He hand his wife were transported to a local hospital.

The bicyclist fled the scene.

The bicyclist was described by police as an Hispanic male with black hair.  He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and was possibly riding a BMX-style bike. He was last seen traveling south on I Street NW.

Anyone with information should call police at (202) 727-9099 or 888-919-CRIME (888-919-2746).

Anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS and to the department's text tip line by texting 50411.

If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $25,000.

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