Bicyclist Injured In Hit-and-Run Crash on Ely Road [Petaluma, CA]
70-Year-Old Bicyclist Hospitalized after Hit-And-Run Crash on Ely Road
PETALUMA, CA (January 2, 2020) – A 70-year-old bicyclist suffered injuries in a hit-and-run crash on Ely Road, Thursday evening.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 8:30 PM. The bicyclist was riding northbound on the right shoulder of Ely Road when a vehicle struck him.
Emergency responders rushed the bicyclist to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major but non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid.
The bicyclist told officers that the suspect car might have been an Audi SUV. After that, the CHP found scattered vehicle parts along the road, including a gray side-view mirror and a piece of the grille.
Investigators say evidence shows the vehicle may be a late model Audi Q5 or similar. Anyone with additional information should call the Santa Rosa CHP office at (707) 588-1400 as soon as possible.
When involved in a crash, do not attempt to leave the scene. Report the incident and wait for the police. Strictly follow the rules of the road to ensure everyone’s safety.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a bicycle crash, be sure to reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Sweet James. With over 20 years in the field, we know what it takes to protect your legal rights. Our team is highly experienced in handling bicycle accident claims, helping victims seek the compensation they deserve. Call our offices today at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. In addition, reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. If you are a family member of any of the victims involved in this accident, we may be able to help you obtain the police report. Click here to request a police report.