Hit and Run Bicycle Collision in Crowley Lake

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Date:     October 28, 2015
Subject: Hit and Run Bicycle Collision

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, in the very early afternoon, a cyclist riding from the Crowley Lake area to Mammoth was struck by a vehicle on Crowley Lake Drive.

A Mammoth local was enroute back to Mammoth after a roundtrip bike ride to Crowley Lake. While on Crowley Lake Drive, near the BLM campground, the cyclist was struck by a red compact car. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after hitting the cyclist. Two other cars also passed the collision site and did not stop to ensure the cyclist was alright. The cyclist did sustain minor injuries but was able to complete the ride back into the Mammoth area.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance regarding any information on this hit and run collision. The vehicle is described as a red compact car with a boxy rear end. There will be damage to the right side of the vehicle from the impact of hitting the cyclist. If you have any information on this collision, please contact the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 932-7549 ext. 7.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind our traveling public to share the road with our cyclists and obey the Three Feet for Safety law. Please slow down when approaching a cyclist and provide them with at least three feet of distance on the roadway. - Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer