Bicyclist injured in Grover Beach hit-and-run

July 24, 2015

11800312_762074843901593_7192376409493892446_nA bicyclist survived a hit-and-run collision with a vehicle in Grover Beach Thursday night.

The bicyclist only suffered minor injuries but was taken to the hospital, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. Police are still searching for the driver.

The collision occurred at 16th Street and Mentone Avenue. Police say a male driver fled at high speed in a dark-colored four-door Subaru sedan with right front bumper damage.

He was last seen heading eastbound on Mentone Avenue into Arroyo Grande. The driver is described as having curly or puffy hair.

Grover Beach police ask that anyone with information call (805) 473-4511.

Last year, San Luis Obispo County ranked fifth among California counties for the most bicycle collisions per capita. SLO County was also the statewide leader last year in bicycle fatalities per capita.


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11 Comments

  1. panflash says:

    According to the Tribune article on this, the incident occurred at about 11:00 p.m. Not a great time to be riding around on a bicycle.

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    • jimmy_me says:

      Yeah, that’s about the time people are heading home from the bars, restaurants, clubs, and wine tasting rooms. Not a great time to be on the streets in general. If the driver of the car did nothing wrong, he would not have fled the scene.

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      • Perspicacious says:

        A lot of the time, the driver who flees did nothing wrong to cause the accident, but they had a suspended license etc, that is what makes them take off. The pedestrian killed a month or so ago on 101 at Tefft…the driver was not at fault leading up to what killed the pedestrian, but became at fault for leaving the scene of the accident. He/she probably was suspended/DUI…

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        • Side_Show_Bob says:

          “A lot of the time?” You have some personal experience that qualifies that statement? One is pretty much a Class ‘A’ Douchebag for having had, and DRIVING on a suspended license.

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          • Perspicacious says:

            Read my post again, then, if you can actually comprehend what I wrote, respond. If not, don’t bother. Your response completely ignored what I actually said.

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            • kettle says:

              So no stats to support “A lot of the time?” instead some passive aggressive personal attacks to support your theory?

              Stay classy SLO County.

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              • Perspicacious says:

                “Stay Classy”? What is that supposed to mean. How about addressing the fact that “Bob” did not respond at all to what I actually posted, instead, went off on a thinly veiled attack of his own. “A lot of the time” is NOT specific, how are there supposed to be stats to support that?

                Now if I threw out a specific number or percentage, then I might be expected to back that up with stats. You AND Bob need to regroup and then address what I actually wrote. Bob still hasn’t.

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                • kettle says:

                  Side_Show_Bob says:”You have some personal experience that qualifies that statement?” is a question to you Perspicacious, that you did not answer.

                  Perspicacious says:”Read my post again, then, if you can actually comprehend what I wrote, respond. If not, don’t bother. Your response completely ignored what I actually said.”

                  “if you can actually comprehend what I wrote” Personal attack.

                  “if you can…….respond. If not, don’t bother. ” Passive aggressive jab.

                  “Your response completely ignored what I actually said.” Just like you ignored what he said.

                  “You AND Bob need to regroup and then address what I actually wrote. ” No, I don’t know bob so group never happened and if perhaps you would converse with people instead of insults and orders you could have a discussion about facts and real things you care about.

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        • KimNorth says:

          “A lot of the time, the driver who flees did nothing wrong to cause the accident, but they had a suspended license” I think the fact that they got behind the wheel of a car is the first thing they would have done wrong…..

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          • Perspicacious says:

            You are also missing my point. If someone runs out in front of a car or darts out in front of a car on a bicycle, the COLLISION is the pedestrian or bicyclist’s fault, NOT the drivers fault. I NEVER said the driver did NOTHING wrong EVER. I only said he did not specifically cause the accident.

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      • kayaknut says:

        Which wine tasting rooms are open until 11pm?

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