Hit & run vs bike caught on dashcam

A Good Samaritan with a dashcam catches an SUV driver turning right on red and hitting a girl on a bike. The SUV driver runs, and Good Sam gives chase, catches him at the next block and tells the driver that he’s been caught on camera.

The SUV driver turns back and exchanges info with the cyclist.

Leaving the scene of a property damage traffic accident without exchanging information is a misdemeanor hit and run in California. I think this video was shot in or near Los Angeles somewhere.


  • steve_a_dfw
    August 4, 2012 - 1:34 pm | Permalink

    There is NO excuse for hit and run. You stay and we can argue the details of hitting a wrong-way sidewalk cyclist, but leaving raises the bar. And H&R should be a felony. Regardless of the circumstances, though running after hitting a kid seems even worse than running after hitting Richard or me. At least in this case it might only be equivalent to assault rather than attempted murder. Thank God most people also see it as wrong – like the Good Samaritan that put his life in danger – who could know what scum might be in the SUV?

  • steve_a_dfw
    August 4, 2012 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I hope we will see a follow-up on this one…

  • August 5, 2012 - 2:19 pm | Permalink

    kfi means it had to be socal 🙂

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  • August 5, 2012 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Wilbur Avenue NB at Lassen, right turn at Lassen, right turn at Geyser.

  • August 5, 2012 - 11:53 pm | Permalink

    San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles)

  • August 6, 2012 - 8:44 am | Permalink

    Thanks David. Looks like you know the area 🙂

  • August 6, 2012 - 2:33 pm | Permalink

    An old stomping ground!

  • August 6, 2012 - 11:38 pm | Permalink

    i’d rather we just get rid of all cars/trucks, but this is still pretty cool

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