This morning at around 8:40 a bicyclist was struck from behind by a hit and run driver in the south bound bicycle lane on Bear Cut bridge. The driver was apprehended about 4 miles away from where he struck and killed the bicyclist; the bicycle still underneath the car.

I don’t know all the facts of the accident yet, but I can assure you there is not a single factor that contributed to the death of this bicyclist. There will be plenty of blame to be shared; especially by the County Public Works Department which designed the dangerous and inadequate bicycle facility on the Rickenbacker Causeway.  There are 1000’s of bicyclists that ride the Rickenbacker Causeway every weekend. Accidents like this can be prevented be designing proper bicycle facilities.  This is the second fatality in the past three years on the Rickenbacker Causeway. Numerous other bicyclists have been injured here too.

Our condolences go out to the family of the bicyclist.

105 Responses to Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run on the Rickenbacker Causewy

  1. Raiyn says:

    I just wish that people would stop calling this sort of thing a Hit and Run “Accident” same deal with a DUI “Accident” Accident is a minimizing term and is wholly inappropriate to what really happened. Is it an “accident” that the perp was doing 70+? Was driving without a license? Failed to render aid? Hauled ass away from the CRIME scene? HELL NO! It’s not a damn “accident” it’s a CRASH and a CRIME!


  2. mico says:

    Does any one know when the trial date is, or has updated news on the legal process?


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