Vehicle Hits & Kills Rider at Rancho Avenue and Johnson Street
Investigators are working to locate the suspect of a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in Colton Monday morning.
It was just before 1 a.m. when a vehicle struck a bicyclist on June 6th.
The rider was at the intersection of North Rancho Avenue and West Johnson Street when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle.
As a result, the 41-year-old man suffered blunt force trauma and sadly died at the scene.
His identity is being withheld at this time.
The involved driver also fled the scene. There is currently no description of the suspect or vehicle.
Witnesses may contact police at 909-370-5000.
Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.
Similar to motorcyclists, bicyclists are just as vulnerable on the roads. According to the NHTSA, 30% of bicycle accident injuries occur when hit by a vehicle. In addition, these injuries are often the result of the driver not paying attention.
Because of the various dangers bicyclists face on the road, it is important that they possess all protection equipment.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.