EASTVALE – A bicyclist succumbed to his injuries after being struck by a black sedan and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department continues to search for the vehicle and suspect involved.
Eastvale police officers received a call and responded to a traffic incident at 12:12 a.m on Friday April 25. Upon arriving at the scene of the intersection of Limonite Ave and Hamner Ave. officers discovered that there had been a collision between a vehicle and a bicycle.
In the preliminary investigation, officers were told by witnesses that a black four-door sedan of unknown make and model was travelling westbound and had failed to stop at signal light which had turned red. Upon crossing the intersection, the vehicle collided with a bicyclist who was moving southbound down Hamner Avenue.
After the collision, the vehicle was reported to have continued westbound on Limonite Ave. in the eastbound lanes of traffic. Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle turn onto Scholar Way. Officers immediately went in search of the described vehicle, but were unable to locate it.
The bicyclist was badly injured and quickly transported to an area hospital. However, the injuries sustained were too severe for the victim to survive and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
In a press release dated May 23, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of anyone who might have information about this crime as the suspect still remains at large. Deputy Blair stated, “In particular, the Eastvale Police Department is seeking the help of a good Samaritan, who was driving a tan Chevrolet Suburban, that may have seen the suspect vehicle and driver as is it fled the scene of the traffic collision.”
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Cuadra at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station at (951) 955-2662.