Rick Cessinger Struck and Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 27, 2019) — A cyclist suffered injuries in a hit-and-run in San Diego Monday afternoon.
Janet Kelleher said her friend, Rick Cessinger, left her home in Ocean Beach at about 4:00 p.m. Then he started biking to his home in Mission Beach.
He was about a mile and a half away when a crash near the intersection of Catalina Boulevard and Tennyson Street left Cessinger unconscious.
He woke up in a hospital a day later with little memory of what occurred. Cessinger also had six broken ribs, a fractured collarbone, and a punctured lung.
A photo showed a crack in the back of Cessinger’s helmet. The paramedics left Cessinger a bag with his helmet and his shoes. His backpack that contained his wallet and phone is missing.
Kelleher called the police. She said it appeared that a vehicle struck Cessinger from the back and ejected him off his bike. Kelleher added that the police found no property impounded associated with Cessinger’s case.
Cessinger is a handyman. He is retired from a career in law enforcement. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help with his medical expenses.
The authorities urge anyone with information on the incident to call the San Diego police at 619-531-2000.
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