HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The Huntington Beach police have made a public plea to assist them in finding a driver who was involved in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in three bicyclists being hit. Tragically, one of the cyclists has passed away due to the incident. The authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward and help with the investigation.
Sgt. Mike Woodroof of the Orange County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Department has stated that efforts are underway to determine the identity of the individual who was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident at the intersection of Heil Avenue and Springdale Street.
According to Jessica Cuchilla, a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach Police Department, a bicyclist called the police around 10:30 p.m. to report an intentional sideswipe by a driver at the intersection of Brad Drive and Edwards Street.
As the officers were attending to the first collision, where the victim suffered only minor injuries, they received a call regarding another bicyclist at the intersection of Heil and Springdale. Unfortunately, the second victim did not survive their injuries, according to Cuchilla.
According to Cuchilla, another person came forward as a victim, reporting that they had been riding their bike at the intersection of Warner Avenue and Edwards Street around 10 p.m. when they were also hit by a hit-and-run vehicle. Fortunately, this victim only suffered minor injuries.
Authorities believe that the series of collisions are connected and are urging anyone who witnessed the incidents to come forward and provide their accounts to investigators. The police are currently on the lookout for a black Toyota four-door car that has notable damage to its front passenger-side bumper, according to Cuchilla’s statement.
If you have any information that could assist in the investigation, please do not hesitate to reach out by calling 714-375-5066. Anonymous tips can also be provided to OC Crime Stoppers by calling 855-TIP-OCCS. Your help could be crucial in helping to solve this case.