Bicyclist suffers minor injuries in Hit and Run accident
Original post made by Joe on Oct 21, 2008
The vehicle is described as a silver sedan. The Hit and Run occurred at about 7:30 AM today.
If you have any information as to the identity of the driver, please contact Mountain View Police.
on Oct 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm
I just spoke to Liz Wylie, spokesperson for the Mountain View Police Department, and she said the accident was not a hit and run. It occurred this morning at 7:48 a.m. at the intersection of Gemini Street and Wright Ave. when a car collided with a student biking to Alta Vista High School. The driver of the car stayed on the scene, and there were no reported injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
on Oct 21, 2008 at 4:48 pm
Apparantly the spokesman for MVPD was mistaken or mis-quoted. The driver fled the scene, and the victim was treated for some minor injuries. The victim is my daughter.
on Oct 21, 2008 at 5:35 pm
Joe, I spoke with Liz Wylie again after reading your most recent comment. Here is the update: she said there was no vehicle involved in the accident. Originally, police thought it may be a hit and run since the bicyclist was found in the middle of the street. There were no scratches on the bike, however, and no witnesses. According to police, the bicyclist eventually said she felt a bump before she fell. She had originally thought it was a car, but was not sure.
The police did not call an ambulance to the scene.
They have reported it as a traffic accident since a bike was involved.
MV Voice reporter