According to recent news articles, a man from Lucerne Valley is now recovering from the wounds he sustained as a result of an accident that was caused by a hit-and-run driver during the weekend.
The official accident reports issued by multiple law enforcement agencies demonstrate that the disabled man was riding his battery-powered bicycle on the westbound lanes of the Highway 247 when a pickup truck clipped his left handlebar, which caused the rider to fall to the pavement near Carada Road last Saturday morning.
The victim claims that the driver just drove away from the scene and never stopped to offer him any aid. According to the California Highway Patrol officers who responded to the scene, no details regarding the hit-and-run vehicle were available other than it appeared to have been a white and gray truck.
The rear reflector and the small motion-charged battery were knocked off the man’s bicycle, which was his only mode of transportation. Since the victim is disabled, he’s unable to pedal a conventional bicycle and is now incapable of getting around.
Drivers are encouraged to keep it in mind they should always pay attention to the road and keep an eye out for bicyclists and motorcyclists on the roadway.
The CHP urges witnesses with any information related to this accident to step up immediately.
Hopefully, the victim is able to recover from his wounds and the driver responsible for this hit-and-run is identified promptly. My sympathy goes out to him during this recovery process.