OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (July 18, 2017) – Two bicyclists were involved in a hit-and-run collision on the 1000 block of 69th Avenue near the Oakland Coliseum late Tuesday evening, according to the Oakland Police Department. (map)
The incident occurred at approximately 11:16 p.m. when two cyclists travelling southbound were struck by a vehicle travelling in the same direction, according to police officials. The driver of the vehicle continued driving away from the scene.
One cyclist, identified as a 60-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. The 2nd cyclist, identified as a 57-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Police has offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver who fled the scene. Anyone with information may call police at 510-777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort this man and woman’s family and friends as they cope with such an incredible loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with them as they try to piece together what happened.”