Police Searching for Bicycle Hit-and-Run Suspect
Police Searching for Bicycle Hit-and-Run Suspect

A Barstow man died Monday after he was critically injured in a bicycle hit-and-run. The crash occurred on the 1000 block of East Main Street around 1:15 p.m. Police say the 40-year-old male bicyclist suffered severe injuries after he was struck by a red pickup truck. He was taken to Barstow Community Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead shortly after. Authorities have not yet released his identity.

Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. They say the driver was in a red 1990s Chevy S-10 pickup truck when he fled the scene. The truck also has black spray paint on it. Unfortunately, they do not have a description of the driver at this time.

Most Fatal Bicycle Accident Victims are Men

In 2015, 818 bicyclists died on U.S. roadways. Another 45,000 suffered injuries. Men are most often the victims of these crashes, with 87% of fatal bicycle crash victims being male. The average age of a bicyclist killed in a crash is 45.

Drivers can help make the roads safer for bicyclists by following these 5 safety tips for driving around bicyclists.

“We hope the police are able to find this hit-and-run suspect quickly. Please contact law enforcement if you have information that could help them find the suspect,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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