NIPOMO, California (May 13, 2014) — A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run car accident Tuesday night on Mary Avenue at W. Tefft Street, just north of Santa Maria, Calif., according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.
About 7:24 p.m., CHP officers reported the driver of a dark blue Chevrolet Blazer SUV crashed into a male bicyclist and fled the scene of the crash. Police say they have a picture of the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was last seen turning onto Tefft Street from the Von’s parking lot.
The male bicyclist had difficulty getting up due to injuries sustained in the crash and he was complaining of road rash burn to police. Paramedics were called to respond and assist the rider who is expected to recover.
“Motorists need to share the road with bicyclists,” said Attorney James Johnson. “It’s unacceptable for a driver to not provide a safe distance when passing a bicyclist. In a few months, a new 3-foot passing law takes effect, but drivers need to start driving more carefully now and not wait for the law to be put in place.”
For answers to legal questions after an accident such as this one in San Luis Obispo County, please contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a free, no obligation consultation at 800-235-6801.
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