Investigators for the San Diego Police Department are looking for the individual responsible for hitting a bicyclist in mid-September. A few details have been released about the make and model of the car that is believed to have been involved, which can help their search. Once found, the person thought accountable for the crash may face a serious legal battle and will likely benefit from a strategic criminal defense offered on his or her behalf.
According to police, a 55-year-old woman was allegedly hit by a car as she road her bike eastbound on Clairemont Drive. The accident is said to have happened around 8 a.m. on Sept. 17. The victim was transported to a hospital for care. She reportedly suffered a severe injury to one of her ankles.
A law enforcement official stated that the driver believed responsible failed to stop after the crash, but part of the vehicle was left at the scene. The side mirror of a blue sedan was found, and according to police, this came from a 2005 to 2009 Buick. Investigators are asking for anyone with information about this case to please come forward.
San Diego residents who have been accused of involvement in hit-and-run collisions, particularly those that result in injuries or deaths, are likely to face felony charges. If convicted, the penalties may include imprisonment, fines, probation and loss of driving privileges -- among numerous others. A strategic criminal defense may be of benefit to a person placed in this position. With the help of one's counsel, it may be possible to fight any criminal accusations in the effort to seek a case dismissal, or seek lighter sentencing by negotiating a plea agreement with the prosecution.
Source: timesofsandiego.com, "Police Search for Driver Who Seriously Injured Bicyclist in Bay Park", Alexander Nguyen, Sept. 22, 2015