Hit-and-Run Driver Wanted after Striking with Bicycle near Downer Avenue
RICHMOND, CA (July 7, 2018) – A bicyclist was hospitalized early Saturday morning following an alleged hit-and-run collision on 23rd Street.
According to Richmond police, they received reports about a hit-and-run crash at 12:40 AM in the area of 23rd Street and Downer Avenue. They found a bicyclist lying in the road suffering from a severe leg injury.
The bicyclist was transported to a hospital, where he remains in grave condition. His identity and address were not immediately released to the public. Meanwhile, the driver did not stop at the scene and continued to head north on 23rd Street. Two male passengers were reportedly seen inside the hit-and-run vehicle at the time of the collision.
An initial investigation suggests that the man was on his bicycle when a vehicle struck him and fled the scene. Witnesses claimed that the car was a dark, four-door, early 2000s Ford Crown Victoria. Police stated that the vehicle involved could be a former police or security vehicle with police-style spotlights. In addition, the vehicle was expected to have damage to its headlight with one of the police style spotlights missing.
Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of the driver is encouraged to contact Richmond police traffic investigator Donald Patchin at (510) 965-4903 or email@example.com. If you see a vehicle matching this description with the described damage, contact Richmond PD dispatch at (510) 233-1214.
No additional information has been disclosed at this time.
When driving, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings and keep an eye out for pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles on the road. Also, once involved in an accident, stay at the scene and wait for officers to arrive. By abiding by driving laws and being careful when behind the wheel, you can keep yourself and others around you safe.
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