Police officials are still trying to ascertain who was responsible for a hit and run crash that claimed the life of a bicyclist Friday night.
The incident occurred at around 10:30 pm in the area of North Highlands. A man was piloting a Huffy Vormax bicycle down Dudley Boulevard. He approached Ae Street, which is a thoroughfare in the McClellan Industrial Park. It was at this point that an automobile that also happened to be traveling down Dudley crashed into the back of the bike.
The force of the sudden collision sent the rider of the bike crashing to the ground near the side of the roadway. His damaged bicycle ended up nearby as well. A person who happened to be in the area contacted the authorities, but the rescue effort was in vain. The man died as a result of the damage incurred to his person.
At this point, the California Highway Patrol has no clues as to the identity of the driver of the suspect vehicle nor what kind of vehicle was being driven at the time of the crash. They are requesting that anyone with information come forward.
I’m saddened as a Sacramento car accident lawyer to see another hit and run take a life along a California street. The road can be a dangerous place, but those dangers loom even larger for a biker that doesn’t have the same protection that a motorist does. As a personal injury attorney in Sacramento, I hope that the CHP can find the driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck the bike.