Riverside: Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Injured Bicyclist
Posted on Aug 11, 2014
At about 2 a.m. on Sunday, August 10, 2014, a hit-and-run driver struck and injured a 27-year-old male bicyclist in Riverside, reported The Press-Enterprise. A late model silver or beige SUV traveling northbound on Magnolia Avenue hit the rider near the intersection with Beechwood Place and fled the scene. The rider suffered serious trauma and was taken to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked that anyone with information call Detective Felix Soria at 951-826-8720.
Throughout the city of Riverside, 1,327 people were killed or injured in traffic crashes that occurred in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Ninety-five of the victims were bicyclists. After comparing the accident records of 13 cities with populations of over 250,000, the OTS ranked Riverside 8th for motor vehicle collisions and 11th for cyclist accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
After a hit-and-run accident, apprehending the driver can prove crucial to the victims’ ability to seek compensation for recovery-related expenses through the personal injury claims process. To learn more, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist who was injured in this accident.