Attention East Bay and south Bay: be on the lookout for a four-door, dark-colored 1995 Toyota sedan (something like a Corolla or a Camry?) with probable front end damage.
Investigators are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and seriously injured a bicyclist in Fremont early Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
The collision occurred near Fremont and Old Warm Springs boulevards around 5:40 a.m.
The bicyclist suffered major injuries and was treated at a hospital in San Jose.
More at KGO / ABC7, San Francisco: Police searching for hit-and-run driver who hit cyclist.
In other news…
Patricia Dolores reports she and her poppy were just riding along on Skyline Boulevard in San Mateo County yesterday when they were run off of the road by a maniac driving upwards of 70 MPH on this winding, two lane mountain road. Shortly thereafter, they encountered the mangled corpse of the driver, who apparently met a bad end after he lost control. Unfortunately, this driver may have taken out another victim.
News about fatal collision here, which reports “CHP has not yet determined what caused the collision.”
50-year-old cyclist Thomas Battat killed on Silverado Trail south of Calistoga in Napa County “when, for unknown reasons, he drifted into the path of a southbound car.” The suicide swerve, sadly, strikes again. Via.
White Truck vs Bicyclist this morning in Santa Cruz on Soquel Drive next to Dominican Hospital. “Reporting party did not know she hit the bicyclist” according to the CHP dispatch log, and no medical treatment was needed. I don’t have any other details.
Cyclist in Santa Rosa, CA was nearly hit by a man in a Volvo when things escalated.
The cyclist yelled at the driver, Matthew Dewayne Hamilton, 22, of Santa Rosa, [Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Mike] Lazzarini said. Hamilton apparantly threw the car into reverse to go back and confront the man, but in the process ran him over, Lazzarini said.
More in the Press-Democrat: Man arrested, cyclist injured in Santa Rosa road-rage incident. Volvo seems to encourage exactly this kind of behavior with advertising that disguises aggression to other road users under the guise of cute.
The city of Santa Rosa passed a cyclist harassment law earlier this month, but it doesn’t take effect until August 10. The council passed the law on the same day 82 year old Santa Rosa resident Harry Edward Smith was sentenced for felony hit-and-run and assault with a deadly weapon after Smith chased a cyclist and ran him down as the cyclist fled for his life on a golf course path. Smith was sentenced essentially to house arrest at a nursing home.
H/T to Murph.
An update on the sad news of Seth Vidal’s passing at the hands of a hit and run driver.
27 year old Maceo Christopher Kemp Jr turned himself in. Durham police charged Kemp with felony hit-and-run and driving without a license.
* Durham Herald-Sun: Driver arrested in cyclist hit-and-run.
* WRAL.com: Man charged in Durham hit-and-run that killed bicyclist.
Police released more details on the hit and run collision that killed 55 year old cyclist Glen Arnold Earnest on Monday afternoon. They’re asking the public to be on the lookout for a “dirty white,” light gray or silver 90s or early 2000s Dodge truck — either a Durango (a small-ish SUV) or the Dakota (a mid size pickup truck) — with significant front end damage from the hit-from-behind collision. Some witnesses report the front bumper might be missing.
A personal plea from friends and family of Mr Earnest was left at the ghost bike left in memory of the cyclist. “Whoever did this to my best friend & family please turn yourself in please. We know in our heart it was an accident.”
Of 19 traffic fatalities in the city of San Jose, California this year, 13 have been pedestrians or cyclists.
A cyclist who travels this bridge daily has this petition asking the city to improve the cycling conditions here.
Details in the Mercury News: San Jose: Victim ID’d in SUV deadly hit-and-run; driver sought.
Update: An earlier version of this story mistakenly placed the attack on Skyline at OLH.
California Highway Patrol reports a cyclist was intentionally hit by a pickup truck driver on Highway 84 heading towards the coast at Old La Honda Road in Portola Valley, California shortly after noon on Saturday, March 30 2013. The criminal sociopath behind the wheel purportedly harassed the cyclist before striking the cyclist with the truck mirror.
The cyclist suffered breaks to five ribs, collar bone and scapula. Unfortunately, the victim was unable to get a license plate on the truck.
Skyline Blvd & Old La Honda Road, Portola Valley, CA
Damien Kevitt lost his leg after after a selfish dirtbag in a minivan made an illegal turn, striking Kevitt and dragging him 600 feet onto the I-5 freeway in Los Angeles last month. The city of Los Angeles are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the dirt bag who did this. They believe he probably plays soccer at the Ferraro Soccer Complex and Dog Park and invite community members to hand out flyers and maybe look for a damaged minivan tomorrow.
From Biking In LA:
COMMUNITY MOBILIZING TO FIND HIT & RUN ASSAILANT
WHAT: Members of the media are invited to attend a public outreach event in the continuing search for the driver who hit cyclist Damian Kevitt last month.
Volunteers and community organizers will be distributing fliers to inform the public of the hit-and-run collision and the $25,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of the assailant(s).
Damian was struck on Sunday February 17, 2013 at 11:30AM, the timing and distribution area correlate to the time and location of the hit-and-run one month ago. There is a strong possibility the assailant was playing soccer at or near the field prior to the accident.
Sunday March 24, 2013
Public outreach from 10:45AM-12:00PM
John Ferraro Athletic Fields – Griffith Park
Meet at the Giant Soccer Ball adjacent to the soccer field parking lot
4701 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 91207
BACKGROUND: On Sunday February 17, 2013, Damian Kevitt was struck by a light colored minivan, possibly a gray Toyota Sienna which might have had a “for sale” sign posted in the rear window, on Zoo Drive near the Ferraro Soccer Complex and Dog Park. The driver was possibly wearing a soccer jersey.
A $25,000 reward is being offered by the City of Los Angeles and the CHP to find the hit-and-run driver. Anyone with information is asked to call CHP’s Altadena station at (626) 296-8100 or (323) 259-2010
Damian Kevitt was struck on on Feb. 17 around 11:35 a.m. when a minivan made a hard left, that struck and dragged him 600 feet down the Interstate 5 on-ramp until he fell from the vehicle. The violent collision broke 20 bones and crushed his right leg. Doctors had to amputate his right leg below the knee. His left foot is missing tissue and skin and may also need to be amputated the road rash was so severe, it was down to the bone on Kevitt’s left elbow, and his buttocks will need skin grafts.