Dave Dutra Hurt after Mesa Hit-and-Run Accident on Meridian Road and Southern Avenue
MESA, AZ (January 10, 2020) — Dave Dutra sustained serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash on Meridian Road in Mesa on Thursday, December 26.
Dutra rode his bike off Meridian Road and Southern Avenue in Apache Junction when a car struck him. The impact ejected Dutra and his 8-year-old dog Sugar riding in a basket on his bike, according to witnesses. The involved vehicle fled the scene.
The car was following a slower-moving truck, according to Dutra’s wife, Julie. She stated that the vehicle drove onto the shoulder to try and get around the truck then it hit Dave. After that, it swerved into oncoming traffic before it drove off.
The Dutras were visiting Arizona on their trip across the country. The two said they sold their home in Southern California for an RV to visit every one of the 50 states.
Doctors said that Dutra had a concussion, torn spleen, and fractured wrist. His ear was almost completely detached because of the incident.
Days later though, Dutra’s pain is so severe. He then returned to the hospital, where doctors say he had a stroke.
Witnesses said the vehicle that struck Dutra was white with its passenger side mirror ripped off.
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