Huntington Beach

3 bike vs. car crashes; 1 fatal

THREE bicycle vs. car accidents took place Huntington Beach on Sunday, with one fatality (Shutterstock).

Three car-vs.-bicycle hit-and-run incidents – which police believe may be related – were reported in Huntington Beach  on Sunday.

According to Jessica Cuchilla, public information officer for the HBPD, the first report of an incident was in the area of Brad Drive and Edwards Street. The cyclist said he was riding on Edwards Street when a vehicle intentionally sideswiped him  before leaving the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries. He was treated at the scene and released.

A second incident was reported at around 10:45 p.m. when police received reports of another downed bicyclist near Heil Avenue and Springdale Street. Arriving officers found the bicyclist lying in the street, having suffered from major injuries. Orange County Fire Authority paramedics gave medical aid, but the cyclist died at the scene.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

A third incident was reported as another bicyclist called police to say he was riding his bicycle in the crosswalk at Warner Avenue and Edwards Street around 10 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle left the scene and the victim suffered minor injuries.

Witnessed described the suspect’s vehicle as possibly being a black Toyota sedan with significant front passenger-side bumper damage.

Anyone with information relating to these incidents are asked to call the HBPD WeTip Hotline at (714) 375-5066.

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