Category: accident

Yolo County bicycle hit & run ends with police dog takedown

Update: Sac Bee reports 38-year-old driver Alamar Houston will be charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and felony driving under the influence of drugs. Two 17-year-old cyclists were seriously injured, one of them critically. 51-year-old Donald Dumaine (whose story is recounted below) suffered road rash when Houston allegedly pushed him from the road. Full story (behind a paywall) at the Sacramento Bee.

Alamar Cyril Houston has a record, with multiple arrests in Glenn, Yolo and Sacramento Counties for petty theft, receiving stolen property, burglary, trespassing and failure to appear.

Several news outlets reported yesterday’s police chase after a hit-and-run versus three cyclists that ended with a police dog takedown of the suspect in Sacramento, California, but there’s much more to this story.

South River Road cyclist hit-and-run broken bicycle


R.I.P. George Kaufer, Jr.

55 year old George Kaufer of Danville, CA was cycling to his dentist appointment when he was struck and fatally injured by a 1997 Toyota Avalon. According to the Contra Costa Times, the unnamed driver of the Toyota was traveling northound on Crow Canyon Road when she hit Kaufer at Crow Canyon and Tassajara Ranch Drive.

My heart-felt condolences to his family, who are understandably heartbroken over this loss. Kaufer, who leaves a wife and two daughters behind, was facilities manager for the San Mateo County school district and was known for using his bike to get around.

H/T to Murph