Monday, July 26, 2010

Sacramento bicyclist killed in hit and run

This in the mailbox today from the Sacramento Police Department:

On July 24, 2010, at 9:15 p.m., officers responded to the area of Florin Road and 29th Street regarding traffic accident with serious injuries.

Officers arrived and determined, based on witness statements, that a man in his 30's was riding a bicycle westbound on Florin Road when he was stuck by a vehicle. Immediately after the accident a vehicle was seen leaving the area. That vehicle was described by witnesses as being an older black SUV (possibly a Chevy Blazer or Ford Explorer). The victim was left lying in the roadway suffering from injuries. Moments later a second vehicle ran over the victim. The driver of the second vehicle stopped and indicated he did not see the victim lying in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators hope that the driver of the black SUV will come forward with the information needed to determine the circumstances that led to this accident.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this incident to contact Detective Schrum at (916) 808-6032. You can also call Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or call the traffic detectives directly at (916) 808-6030. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000


Any tip here coud be helpful.  I know from experience that Crime Alert is effective and they're serious about protecting anonymity of callers. 

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