Another Santa Cruz County hit and run

Gorgeous weekend weather along the California coast meant hordes of cyclists and motorists sharing the road in Santa Cruz County. A pair of cyclists riding on Soquel-San Jose Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains were clipped by a black Audi on Saturday afternoon.

The driver of the Audi apparently passed and crowded the cyclists off of the road. The two cyclists were flown to Santa Clara Valley Hospital with moderate injuries. More on this at The Santa Cruz Sentinel.

This follows another hit and run late Thursday night or early Friday morning that killed an unidentified cyclists on Highway 1 north of Wilder Ranch. The suspect vehicle in that case is a green 1999/2000 sedan or small SUV with front end damage.

At least five other cyclist hit & run crashes were reported to the California Highway Patrol over the weekend near Templeton, Redding, Westminster, Arrowhead, and Templeton again. Hit and runs seems to be the theme in this morning’s news roundup at Streetsblog SF, too.

Keep your POV ride cameras rolling, folks.

2 Comments

  • May 7, 2012 - 10:27 am | Permalink

    What the *&%$ is going on?  There has been enough of this already and I’ve been ranting inside my head about it for the past week or so.  I plan on posting my rant soon.

  • May 8, 2012 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    We’ve had an epidemic here in Austin also. Check it out on Google.

    We ahve some groups trying to do something. But, meeting lots of resistance.Please Be Kind To Cyclists
    COEXIST
    Justice for Injured Austin Cyclists
    Social Cycling Austin
    We need to pool resources across the country against theses ATTACKS!!

    Also, research the Transportation bill being discussed in the Senate and House. Call your local and national legislators and tell them how you feel.

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