Bicyclist Injured in Hit and Run, Police Seek Witnesses

On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 2:47 p.m. Antioch police received a call of a hit and run accident that occurred near the intersection of West Ninth and I Streets. When officers arrived they found a 30 year old Antioch resident had been riding his bicycle when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene after the collision and the bicyclist had serious injuries and was transported to a local trauma center. The bicyclist is still currently hospitalized but is recovering from his injuries.

The victim and witnesses describe the vehicle as a gold Acura 4-door, with tinted windows and stock rims. The vehicle has front end damage and a broken front windshield as a result of the collision. The driver of the vehicle was described as a young Hispanic male and there was another young Hispanic male in the passenger seat.

If anyone witnessed the collision, or has information about the suspect vehicle please contact Officer BJ Hewitt at 925-779-6900, ext 83452.

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