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Mayday.JP 02-14-11 10:50 AM

Cyclist Hit by car in brea last night....
 
Was driving eastbound on central ave and saw a cyclist get hit from behind by a car. He flew back, landed on the hood of the car and rolled off. the idiot driver kept going. Thankfully, there was alot of witnesses and people who went to catch the guy. I pulled over, made sure he was ok and call 911. They caught the guy about a half mile away and from what i heard from the EMT's and Brea PD, he was either drunk or drugged out. Rider seemed ok for the most part except being pissed about getting hit. From what i saw, he had a cut on his nose, road rash on his arm and leg and pain in his left hip. Not sure of his status but he was concious and aware and didn't seem to have any major things wrong with him. The best part of it all is that there was plenty of people there to see what happened and a few people chased the driver down and stopped him. Not sure of the guy's name but i do know he had La Habra Cyclery gear on and had a Lemond bike. probably in his 40's with curly salt and pepper hair. Keep him in your prayers that he makes a quick recovery and that the guy who hit him will get the maximum sentence!

Bobsled 02-14-11 10:53 AM

Glad they caught the driver.

calamarichris 02-14-11 11:10 AM

Rider well enough to be pissed, hit&run suspect caught. Sounds like a happy ending all-around! http://forums.youthrights.org/images/smilies/rockon.gif

Accordion 02-14-11 11:26 AM

DUI/DWI hit-and-run of a cyclist resulting in injuries? That driver better be prepared to do 2 weeks in the county jail.

tFUnK 02-14-11 11:32 AM

Glad they caught the guy. Hope the cyclist didn't get hurt too bad. Road rash is superficial, but I'm learning first-hand that bruised core muscles and fractured ribs make simple, everyday tasks challenging.

Accordion 02-14-11 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by tFUnK (Post 12223309)
Glad they caught the guy. Hope the cyclist didn't get hurt too bad. Road rash is superficial, but I'm learning first-hand that bruised core muscles and fractured ribs make simple, everyday tasks challenging.

How is that nasty gash healing up? I would imagine that would be really painful when doing almost ANYTHING!

I_like_cereal 02-14-11 01:25 PM

Thoughts and prayers, man. Thoughts and prayers.

robertkat 02-14-11 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Accordion (Post 12223276)
DUI/DWI hit-and-run of a cyclist resulting in injuries? That driver better be prepared to do 2 weeks in the county jail.

In CA, regardless of the circumstances, any DUI/DWI with injury (even if it's only the driver that is injured) is automatically a felony. In this case, the hit & run part will most likely become a felony too. He'll do two weeks in county - and two more, and two more, and two more, etc, until he is transferred to a sate prison after sentencing.

tFUnK 02-14-11 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Accordion (Post 12224000)
How is that nasty gash healing up? I would imagine that would be really painful when doing almost ANYTHING!

The shoulder gash seems to be doing better; I can lift my left arm a good bit now whereas it was impossible a few days ago. The ribs, on the other hand, have been a cruel mistress. I cannot laugh without pain.

Ray R 02-15-11 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by robertkat (Post 12225354)
In CA, regardless of the circumstances, any DUI/DWI with injury (even if it's only the driver that is injured) is automatically a felony. In this case, the hit & run part will most likely become a felony too. He'll do two weeks in county - and two more, and two more, and two more, etc, until he is transferred to a sate prison after sentencing.

Unless of course the driver is a billionaire financier driving a new Mercedes. Wouldn't want to ruin his career. Obviously not the case here, but it's worth noting that the U.S. seems to have a two-tiered legal system: one for the wealthy screwheads and the other for the doomed.

terbennett 02-15-11 11:02 PM

This really ticks me off!! If anyone is interested, we have a Critical Mass ride every last Friday of the month. It starts at the Fullerton Train Station around 6:30pm. I'm doubly frightened because I was near there last Friday night on my way back to Chino on my road bike. I took Central eastbound from Harbor Blvd. to Brea Canyon Road. I'll keep that rider in my prayers.

cjbruin 02-15-11 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Ray R (Post 12229128)
Unless of course the driver is a billionaire financier driving a new Mercedes. Wouldn't want to ruin his career. Obviously not the case here, but it's worth noting that the U.S. seems to have a two-tiered legal system: one for the wealthy screwheads and the other for the doomed.

Not necessarily the case. Did you see the thread about the woman with no driver's license who killed the guy on Jamboree and ran. I didn't get the impression that she was wealthy. Overall, the penalties for hit and run on a cyclist don't seem to be too strict.

CritEastwood 02-17-11 01:57 AM

The witch that hit my friend Kenny and me was burned for Felony H&R x 2. She pled out after finding out she didn't almost kill a couple of bums, but instead a couple of citizens who showed up to court and provided very damning testimony at the arraignment. She got three years probation, whereas the law calls for 1 year per charge, minimum. The DA lagged and should not have gone for her faux-grandmotherly charade. My grandmothers would not hit two cyclists on the road and leave them there, bleeding.

namasteforever 02-18-11 03:15 PM

2 weeks. Should be 2 years.


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