Motorcyclist John Bolin Killed in Visalia Crash at Caldwell Avenue and West Street
VISALIA (July 7, 2020) – A motorcyclist killed after an alleged DUI crash at Caldwell Avenue and West Street last week on Thursday has been identified.
According to reports by Visalia Times Delta, police said John Bolin was the victim of the fatal accident which occurred on July 2 at around 9:30 p.m.
The incident began when Bolin was riding a motorcycle rider eastbound on Caldwell Avenue. At the same time, a vehicle was traveling westbound.
Officers affirmed that the driver, 42-year-old Bryan Buhl, allegedly failed to stop for a red light at West Street. He then attempted to make a U-turn but in the process struck the motorcyclist.
Paramedics responded to the scene and found the Bolin down on the ground and suffering from severe injuries as a result of the collision.
Suspected Drunk Driver Bryan Buhl, 42, Arrested
Medical personnel rushed the rider to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where he later died. He reportedly had the green light when the wreck happened.
Meanwhile, police determined that Buhl was under the influence of alcohol when he hit Bolin. Authorities arrested and booked ultimately him into Tulare County Pretrial Facility.
The Visalia man is charged with second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury, DUI over .08% BAC causing injury, misdemeanor driving when privilege suspended with prior convictions, and misdemeanor unlawful vehicle operation.
Several counts are reportedly enhanced with special allegations of causing great bodily injury and possessing prior convictions. The tragic incident remains under investigation.
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