Bicyclist Injured in Crash Near McDowell Boulevard
PETALUMA (September 2, 2017) – A 68-year-old bicyclist was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the westbound Caulfield Lane Friday evening, according to the Press Democrat.
Shortly after 8:00 p.m., emergency crews responded to the incident and found the male bicycle rider injured. The victim was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Officials said the bicyclist suffered injuries to his legs, arms, and face following the collision that happened just west of South McDowell Boulevard.
Kelman Garcia de Leon Arrested After Hit-and-Run Accident
In an update, authorities identified the hit-and-run driver as Kelman Garcia de Leon. Garcia de Leon reportedly fled the crash site in a silver sports car and was arrested on Saturday with the help of a tipster.
Primary investigation revealed the bicyclist was side-swiped by Garcia de Leon but no additional details were disclosed on the precise circumstances that led to the crash.
Most traffic accidents which involve a driver who leaves the scene can be subjected to criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes bodily injuries to another person. Such circumstances are considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim a legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the suspect.
In this specific case, the 68-year-old bicyclist and his family have the right to seek compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering incurred in the incident. The lawyers at Johnson Attorneys Group are skilled and well prepared in handling personal injury cases. If you, or a loved one, have been involved in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another person, give us a call 800-235-6801 today for a free consultation.
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