A Brazilian woman visiting Glendale was killed Sunday when she was thrown from a motorcycle whose driver lost control of the vehicle, then fled.
The driver, Jose Jadao, 29, also a Brazilian national who has been visiting Glendale since January, allegedly fled to a friend's house after the accident, leaving Marcia Almeida, 25, behind.
Police said Almeida suffered massive head injuries in the accident at Verdugo Road and Carlton Drive. She was taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where she died three hours later.
Jadao was arrested about 30 minutes after the accident for felony hit-and-run, police said. He is being held in Glendale City Jail on $10,000 bail.