1 Person Arrested in Ventura Bicycle Accident on Telegraph Road near Joanne Avenue
VENTURA, CA (September 24, 2023) – Thursday morning, a crippling hit-and-run crash on Telegraph Road near Joanne Avenue injured one person.
The incident happened at around 9:50 a.m. on Telegraph Road, east of Joanne Avenue.
According to the Ventura Police Department, a westbound Ventura County Transportation Commission’s (VCTC) fleet-based blue bus struck the handlebars of a westbound bicycle.
Then, the force of the crash knocked the bicyclist into the roadway, and was struck by the rear wheels of the bus. Also, a motorist behind the bus witnessed the incident, pulled over, and rendered aid to the injured motorcyclist.
Moreover, responders rushed the 64-year-old cyclist to a hospital with major injuries to his lower body.
Furthermore, officers managed to locate, arrest, and booked the bus driver, into Ventura County Jail for felony hit-and-run.
At this time, the events leading to the crash remained unclear. When additional information becomes available, the public will be notified.
Due to limited information, the authorities ask anyone with details about the crash to call the Ventura Police Command Center at 805-650-8010.
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