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Were These Two Hit-and-Run Bike Accidents Related?

Three bicyclists in Danville were recently involved in a pair of hit-and-run crashes that left two seriously injured. The first accident happened in the afternoon, when a Ford Escape struck a cyclist on Diablo Road. The Escape fled the scene of the accident and the cyclist was not seriously injured. Around 40 minutes later, two cyclists riding on Diablo were hit by a Ford Escape. One was taken to the hospital via helicopter and the other by ambulance. The driver fled the scene. Are the two connected? Similar locations – similar vehicle – and both hit-and-runs. Did the same driver have two accidents in short succession, or were these cyclists targeted by the same person? A local resident cast doubt that the driver could not see the cyclists, pointing out that Diablo is a straight away where the sun would not have been an issue in the afternoon. Another neighbor…
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Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves Bicyclist with Serious Brain Injury

An Encinitas woman recently suffered a serious traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car while riding her bike. According to reports, she and her husband were on their way back from getting pizza with some friends when the accident occurred. The woman was riding behind her husband when a car came from nowhere and swerved into the lane. The woman bounced onto the hood of the car. She clung to it for a distance and then fell into the road. The driver sped away. The car was a 1993-2000 silver or white Mercedes. Authorities are asking anyone who might have information on the accident to step forward. What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident There is a high risk of injury for cyclists when accidents occur. While helmets and protective gear can help minimize damage sustained in accidents, bicyclists can still suffer injuries such as road rash, broken…
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Hit-and-Run Driver Found after Deadly Bicycle Accident

The California Highway Patrol has located and arrested a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident with a cyclist. The 44-year-old victim was discovered on the side of a road, gravely injured. He passed away at the scene. Police officers did not find a bike near the victim, but were able to find a trail of debris. About a mile away, they found the missing bicycle as well as the SUV that hit the cyclist. The SUV’s owner was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter and destruction of evidence. There were no signs that the driver was impaired. Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accidents in California Why do drivers flee the scene of accidents involving bicyclists? Maybe they flee because they don’t have insurance. Maybe they flee because they are intoxicated. Some drivers may have outstanding warrants or are driving on a suspended license. Some flee simply because they can. Or…
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