Motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run crash in Los Osos

June 14, 2024


A motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a hit-and-run crash in Los Osos on Thursday evening.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the driver of a 2004 Hyundai Elantra attempted to cross over Los Osos Valley Road from a parking lot when they pulled in front of a 35-year-old man on a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was ejected off his bike and onto the roadway.

The driver of the Elantra fled westbound on Los Osos Valley Road at a high rate of speed before CHP officers arrived.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the crash to call the CHP at (805) 594-8700.


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I don’t understand the hit a human and run thing. Hit a pole, a parked car, or any property that doesn’t involve an injury? Well, okay, it’s not right, but either was getting behind the wheel drunk and I can understand how someone can make that choice. To hit a human? Hell, to hit any living thing and just keep going I don’t get. I mean let’s forget the moral implications. If you’ve chosen to leave a person you’ve injured on the ground, left to die? I’m afraid those implications are beyond you. Clearly, your only concern is you, but let’s talk about that. You getting out of your car and rendering aid could be the only difference between a basic felony DUI with bodily injury or vehicular homicide. Getting out and saving that person’s life and taking legitimate responsibility could possibly be the thing that, depending on the injuries, gets you back in the serious misdemeanor category. Personally, I think for a country that claims its greatest contribution to the world and most important principle is freedom, we toss people away in jail too often. As a former California Men’s Colony Warden once told me, “Jail is supposed to be for the people we’re scared of, not just the people we’re mad at. Whoever this driver was, and we will soon know, absolutely should qualify as a person we should be scared of.