Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash Reported on Clement Drive and Mendo Mill & Lumber
CLEARLAKE, CA (May 5, 2018) – A bicycle collision on Old Highway 53 left a male cyclist seriously injured, on Saturday evening. The driver involved reportedly fled the scene after striking the 22-year-old victim.
According to the Clearlake Police Department, the collision happened around 10:15 PM on Old Highway 53, in the area of Clement Drive and Mendo Mill & Lumber. The cyclist was on his bike heading northbound on the east side of the highway when a blue 1980’s Dodge pickup truck struck him from behind.
The impact of the collision ejected the man from his bicycle, throwing him onto the northbound lane.
The victim was airlifted to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment and evaluation. In recent updates, it was confirmed that the man is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
As per witnesses statements, the driver of the pickup truck stopped and exited the vehicle, but immediately went back in and left the scene. Police suspect that the car received a significant amount of damage, specifically on the front passenger side. If anyone has any relevant information regarding the ongoing investigation, they are encouraged to contact Officer Michael Perreault by calling (707) 994-8251.
When behind the wheel, it is important to always be on the lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of your surroundings, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road. Do not engage in distracting activities such as texting or eating while driving.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a hit-and-run bicycle accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We promise to fight for you, day and night, until we achieve the justice and compensation that is owed to you. Call (800) 203-3061 today, and arrange a free initial meeting with an experienced legal professional in your area. We are available to clients 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through text message, online chat, email, and phone.