Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Playing catch up Mayday.JP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Best Coast, CA
    My Bikes
    Felt F4
    Posts
    121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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!
    -Jerry

  2. #2
    Senior Member Bobsled's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Downey, CA.
    My Bikes
    Litespeed Classic (55cm), Specialized Tarmac Pro (56cm)
    Posts
    1,149
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Glad they caught the driver.
    Litespeed, lasts a lifetime.

    Specialized Tarmac, lasts a lifetime, or until it breaks.

  3. #3
    Unobtanium-Based Lifeform calamarichris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Carlsbad, CA
    My Bikes
    '09 Felt F55, '84 Masi Cran Criterium, (2)'86 Schwinn Pelotons, '86 Look Equippe Hinault, '09 Globe Live 3 (dogtaxi)
    Posts
    5,205
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rider well enough to be pissed, hit&run suspect caught. Sounds like a happy ending all-around!
    Quote Originally Posted by EvilWeasel View Post
    Well, if you are gonna carry a snapped frame all the way home. It might as well be light weight carbon fiber.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Orange County - SoCal
    My Bikes
    2011 Cannondale CAAD10
    Posts
    1,467
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    DUI/DWI hit-and-run of a cyclist resulting in injuries? That driver better be prepared to do 2 weeks in the county jail.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Menlo Park, CA
    My Bikes
    GT Forte Ti, Specialized Tricross Sport, Specialized Langster, Bianchi Fremont, Xootr Swift
    Posts
    2,171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Orange County - SoCal
    My Bikes
    2011 Cannondale CAAD10
    Posts
    1,467
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tFUnK View Post
    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!

  7. #7
    Fail Boat crewman
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    PDX
    My Bikes
    Reynolds 853 Jamis Quest 1990s
    Posts
    676
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thoughts and prayers, man. Thoughts and prayers.

  8. #8
    #5639 robertkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,208
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Accordion View Post
    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.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Menlo Park, CA
    My Bikes
    GT Forte Ti, Specialized Tricross Sport, Specialized Langster, Bianchi Fremont, Xootr Swift
    Posts
    2,171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Accordion View Post
    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.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

  10. #10
    commuter
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    San Diego, California
    My Bikes
    5 Colnago, 2 Olmo, Bianchi, 4 Austro-Daimler, Merlin, Fisher Tandem, John Waite track tandem, Schwinns, Steyrs, Bill Holland Ti path racer, Chinese prototype FS
    Posts
    445
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by robertkat View Post
    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.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chino, California
    My Bikes
    Felt F1,Felt FA, Fuji Club LE and Specialized Allez
    Posts
    210
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  12. #12
    Body by Guinness cjbruin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez Pro; Cervelo P2 SL; Tsunami (Converted to Fixed Gear)
    Posts
    3,326
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray R View Post
    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.
    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

  13. #13
    aka Jerome CritEastwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Colorado Again
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    1,080
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Runnin' With The Pack

  14. #14
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    2 weeks. Should be 2 years.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •