Los Angeles, California – A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with the accident that claimed the life of Jorge Guerra when he was riding his bicycle in South Los Angeles, according to city police (LAPD)
Detectives from the Southern Traffic Division identified Moisés Iscaya, a Los Angeles resident, as the “driver of the vehicle that killed Mr. Guerra.” Iscaya was identified on Oct. 6 and is being held on a $ 2 million bond on multiple charges, including murder, according to the statement.
The incident occurred on July 8 when Jorge Guerra, a Guatemalan man, was returning home with his children on their bicycles and they were run over by a man who fled. The 37-year-old Hispanic died seven days after being hit by a car, while his 9-month-old and 5-year-old children survived the crash, the LAPD reported.
In a video obtained by Media, the suspect is seen fleeing the scene where, minutes before, he had run over Guerra. According to the authorities’ report, the driver was traveling at high speed in a dark-colored Honda car. After hitting three members of the family, the driver of the vehicle continued on his way but crashed into several cars and ended up hitting a tree. Later he ran away.
“When the ambulance took him, they did not let anyone into the hospital, he was alone,” says widow Bertha Guerra, because, during the coronavirus pandemic, visits were not allowed inside hospitals.
His daughter, Bibiana Díaz, was in the lead when she heard the blow. “I turned and looked at my other little sister and the baby rolling on the floor. I threw the bike and ran to pick up the baby and call the paramedics. At that my little sister got very scared and was screaming, ‘Daddy, Daddy’,” she recalls Díaz at the time of the accident.
Miraculously, the 9-month-old baby who was in a basket attached to his father’s bicycle and his 5-year-old sister who was riding a separate bicycle were saved. Both were treated for minor injuries.