Bicyclist killed in downtown Oakland hit-and-run

OAKLAND — A 42-year-old bicyclist suffered fatal injuries Thursday night when he was struck near City Hall by a vehicle that kept going, authorities said.

The man’s name has not yet been released. Police said he was an Oakland resident.

The collision happened about 8:21 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 14th and Jefferson streets.

Police said the bicyclist was riding westbound on 14th Street when he was struck by a vehicle that was driving in the same direction.

The bicyclist was taken to a hospital where he later died, police said.

The vehicle that struck him did not remain at the scene, police said. A detailed description of the vehicle and its driver have not yet been released.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver. Anyone with information may call police at 510-777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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