Cyclist killed by hit-and-run driver in Griffith Park

Apr 18, 2022

Our cycling community has suffered another terrible loss.

Andrew Jelmert, a five-time participant in the AIDS/LifeCycle Ride and member of the team Different Spokes, was struck and killed Saturday, April 16 in Griffith Park by a hit-and-run driver who was later apprehended and is in custody. Mr. Jelmert was 77-years young and leaves behind a husband, family members, and countless friends.

Mr. Jelmert was participating in the “SoCal Day on the Ride” organized by AIDS/LifeCycle. He was riding northbound in the 4400 block of Crystal Springs Drive at approximately, 3:49 p.m. when he was struck by a BMW also traveling northbound. Mr. Jelmert suffered blunt force trauma that resulted in his death at the scene. A fellow rider was quoted by a news saying the alleged driver had passed him moments earlier going at least 80mph in a 25mph zone.

Click on the link in our bio to read the full news article courtesy of The Advocate. You can also visit to make a donation in Andrew’s memory.

Let’s all watch out for one another…be safe, be seen, be kind.

Photos and news courtesy of: The Advocate, Different Spokes Facebook Group, AIDS/Lifecycle, ABC7 Eyewitness News.

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