Hit-and-Run Driver Wanted after Collision with Bike Rider near Leeward Spur
SONOMA COUNTY, CA (October 15, 2018) – A man was seriously injured late Monday morning following a hit-and-run crash on Highway 1. The identity of the victim was not immediately disclosed to the public.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place at about 11:50 AM near Leeward Spur. The bicyclist was riding south on the coastal highway when a vehicle struck him.
The impact of the crash knocked the victim to the pavement, causing life-threatening injuries. He was airlifted to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment and medical evaluation. Updates on his current medical condition were not released.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle briefly stopped before ultimately fleeing the area. Authorities believe the suspect vehicle was a dark blue or black pickup with a flatbed, possibly pulling a white trailer. There is no desctiption of the driver at this time, and if he was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Anyone with information about the vehicle and the whereabouts of the driver and the suspect vehicle is asked to contact officers at (707) 588‑1400. Additional information will be released following the conclusion of the investigation.
Never flee the scene and face the consequences of your actions. Challenging the law will only result in severe ramifications and penalties you could have avoided. By following driving laws and being careful when behind the wheel, you can keep yourself and others around you safe.
If you have suffered injuries caused by the reckless actions of a hit-and-run driver, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. Our team has over 40 years of experience in the legal field, and we have dealt with a variety of cases including car accidents, wrongful death, personal injury, and disability. Call our offices at (800) 203-3061 for a free consultation with a professional in your area. For your convenience, we can also be contacted 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, online chat, and text message.