Victim ID’d as James Dautrich, 49
ATWATER, California (March 25, 2016) – A hit-and-run crash sent a bicyclist to a hospital Friday night, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team. (map)
CHP first logged the incident when a bicyclist was struck by a car on Shaffer Road, just south of Santa Fe Drive, at 8:25 p.m.
In an article by Merced Sun-Star, CHP identified the bicyclist as 49-year-old James Dautrich.
Dautrich was riding south on Shaffer when his bicycle was hit from behind. He was thrown from his bike, crashed through a barbed-wire fence and landed in a field on the west side of the road.
As per Merced Sun-Star, the 49-year-old cyclist suffered major injuries upon impact.
Meanwhile, the driver fled the scene. According to the dispatch, Atwater police described the suspect vehicle as a black Nissan sedan which obtained damage to its front following the collision.
Authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to be able to locate the hit-and-run motorist.
If you have been injured in a hit-and-run collision and are unsure on what steps to take, we encourage you to contact the Johnson Attorneys Group. We will provide you with the best legal assistance and representation and will fight to secure the compensation you deserve. Give us a call today for a free case evaluation at 800-235-6801.
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