Hit-and-Run Collision on Tilden Regional Park’s Nimitz Way
Orinda, CA (March 5, 2021) – Police are searching for a cyclist who fled after hitting a hiker in Tilden Regional Park’s Nimitz Way collision.
The incident happened on February 26 on Tilden Regional Park’s Nimitz Way around 8:30 p.m.
According to a report, police responded to the scene and learned that the cyclist struck and left a 62-year-old woman. The woman was hiking when the bicyclist struck her from behind.
Both of them fell to the ground due to the impact of the collision. However, the cyclist got up immediately and asked the woman if she was okay before riding away northbound on Nimitz Way.
Berkeley Fire Department treated the woman’s small cut to the head.
Meanwhile, police described the bicyclist as a white male in his thirties, riding a lighter green bicycle. The cyclist was wearing a dark navy-colored backpack.
Bicycle Accident in Orinda
The spokesman of the park Dave Mason said that there has been a 30 percent increase in visitors since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Despite the increase, Mason said that they have a “normal amount of trail conflicts and safety issues”.
Furthermore, Mason said, “We all just need to be mindful in parks and follow the rules, slow down, follow speed limits and be aware for hikers, just be good visitors.”
Police are asking anyone who might have information regarding the incident to contact the park’s police department’s anonymous tip line at 510-690-6521. Especially those who was in the park’s Inspiration Point or Nimitz Way between 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Whether you are a driver or a pedestrian, it is important to abide by all traffic laws and observe safety precautions. If you’re behind the wheel, do your part to avoid distractions and look out for pedestrians at all times. If you’re crossing the street, do so at designated crosswalks or intersections. When walking alongside a road, remain on the sidewalk wherever possible. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder and face oncoming traffic. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of the conditions of the road, you can help prevent an unforeseen accident and keep yourself and others safe.
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