Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Teen Bicyclist Struck by Hit and Run Driver

April 18, 2012 - According to reports a teen bicyclist was struck by a hit and run driver Wednesday morning in Costa Mesa.

According to the Costa Mesa Police Department officials a teen bicyclist was struck at approximately 5:52 a.m. at Gisler Avenue and Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. Costa Mesa Lt. Bob Ciszek said the bicyclist was struck by a gray Nissan or Toyota sedan, early Wednesday morning that fled the scene of the crash.

Lt. Ciszek said the teen suffered minor injuries in the hit and run crash. Police believe that the sedan received minor front end damage in the hit and run crash, said Lt. Ciszek.

Police are asking for anyone with information about the hit and run accident to contact the Costa Mesa Police Department.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Father and Daughter Bicyclists Killed by Teen Driver

April 9, 2012 - According to reports a father and daughter riding bicycles were killed by a teen driver in Concord.

According to police, officers responded to the scene of the accident at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday, near the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Treat Boulevard in Concord.

According to witnesses the accident occurred when the driver of a Cadillac Escalade was recklessly passing cars and drove through the intersection prior to hitting a car that was changing lanes in front of him.

The driver of the Cadillac Escalade has been identified by police as a 17 year old and then struck a family riding bicycles on the sidewalk, police said.

The family of three included Solaiman Nuri age 41, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His two daughters, including Hadessa Nuri age 9, who was transported to an area hospital and died later. His other daughter and Hadessa’s older sister suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Police said all three of the bicyclists were wearing helmets and riding on the sidewalk at the time they were struck. The driver of the Escalade was treated by paramedics for minor injuries and transported to the hospital.

Police arrested the driver on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter at the hospital. Authorities said that prosecutors are determining if there is enough evidence to charge the 17 year old as an adult in the deadly crash.

According to police there is no evidence that alcohol played a role in the deadly crash, but officers found the teen’s cell phone in the Escalade and are determining if it played a role in the accident.