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Update: Atherton police looking for hit-and-run driver who injured bicyclist

Vehicle described as a 1999-2002 blue Saturn SL

A 28-year-old male bicyclist from unincorporated Redwood City was injured in a hit-and-run collision in Atherton Monday morning, and police are looking for a vehicle described as possibly a blue 1999-2002 Saturn SL, last seen traveling westbound on Atherton Avenue.

The collision took place at 6:40 a.m. on Atherton Avenue at Elena Avenue, police report.

Both the driver and the bicyclist were westbound, and police believe the cyclist was hit from behind. The cyclist suffered moderate leg injuries and was transported to Stanford Hospital, police Commander Joe Wade said.

The vehicle is missing the passenger side mirror and other body molding, according to police. The vehicle parts were found at the scene and used to identify the possible car color and make, Commander Wade said.

The Atherton Police Department asks that any witnesses to the collision or anyone who sees the vehicle contact the department at 650-688-6500, but warns that they should not attempt to make contact with the driver.

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Update: Atherton police looking for hit-and-run driver who injured bicyclist

Vehicle described as a 1999-2002 blue Saturn SL

by Barbara Wood / Almanac

Uploaded: Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 10:04 am

A 28-year-old male bicyclist from unincorporated Redwood City was injured in a hit-and-run collision in Atherton Monday morning, and police are looking for a vehicle described as possibly a blue 1999-2002 Saturn SL, last seen traveling westbound on Atherton Avenue.

The collision took place at 6:40 a.m. on Atherton Avenue at Elena Avenue, police report.

Both the driver and the bicyclist were westbound, and police believe the cyclist was hit from behind. The cyclist suffered moderate leg injuries and was transported to Stanford Hospital, police Commander Joe Wade said.

The vehicle is missing the passenger side mirror and other body molding, according to police. The vehicle parts were found at the scene and used to identify the possible car color and make, Commander Wade said.

The Atherton Police Department asks that any witnesses to the collision or anyone who sees the vehicle contact the department at 650-688-6500, but warns that they should not attempt to make contact with the driver.

Comments

parent
Atherton: other
on Oct 2, 2017 at 11:12 am
parent, Atherton: other
on Oct 2, 2017 at 11:12 am

Why does the article already say "accident" when the perp has not yet been apprehended? How do we know they were not DUI or reckless driving, which would clearly not be an accident? That is in addition to hit-and-run which is a criminal act, not a traffic violation.


parent
Atherton: other
on Oct 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm
parent, Atherton: other
on Oct 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Thank you for changing the article to say "collision" instead of "accident". "Accident" is really a form of victim-blaming that we have to move away from. I hope the driver is caught soon and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


SteveC
Registered user
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm
SteveC, Menlo Park: Downtown
Registered user
on Oct 2, 2017 at 1:57 pm

and be barred from ever driving again. Too many of cars hitting peds. and bicyclists and drivers fleeing the scene.


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