Friday, May 29, 2009

Bicyclist Struck By Hit And Run Vehicle

On May 28, 2009, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Christian Reinheimer, a 38 year old from Sacramento was riding his orange Trek mountain bike on westbound Arden Way just west of Mendota Way in the right lane. Reinheimer was riding his bicycle at approximately 25 mph and was positioned to the far right of the lane. A vehicle described as silver or light colored mini-van was traveling westbound on Arden Way approaching the rear of Reinheimer. The mini-van struck Reinheimer which caused him to be ejected from his bicycle and thrown onto the hood and into the windshield of the mini-van. The driver of the mini-van fled the scene immediately following the collision. Reinheimer was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Hospital where he sustained major injuries including a collapsed lung.

The driver of the silver or light colored mini-van was described as an older woman in her 50’s or 60’s with gray hair and light skinned. The vehicle should have right front hood damage and a broken windshield.

The CHP is requesting your assistance in locating the driver and vehicle involved in this collision. If you have any information you are encouraged to contact the North Sacramento CHP at
(916) 338-6710.

This collision is still under investigation.

1 comment:

Ralph Kleid said...

A woman in the 50 to 60 age range? Hmm, perhaps what pushed her to run away from the scene is her old age, and fear of jail time. Still, the problem would not escalate to such an extent if she stayed and tried to help her victim. She would now carry some guilt due to the hit and run incident...

-Ralph Kleid