NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org
Traffic Investigators Seek Witnesses to Vehicle vs. Bicyclist Collision
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. – (November 15, 2014) – On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at approximately 5:57 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a vehicle versus bicyclist collision, southbound Moulton Parkway near Santa Maria. The vehicle, a 2006 Honda Civic, and the bicyclist were travelling southbound Moulton Parkway when the collision occurred.
Based on the preliminary investigation and information obtained from the vehicle’s driver, the collision occurred on Moulton Parkway near the #3 lane. The driver stopped, called 911 and rendered aid to the victim until deputies and paramedics arrived. The bicyclist, a 73 year old male, was transported to a nearby hospital where he remains in grave condition. Investigators do not believe alcohol and/or drug impairment was a factor on the part of the driver.
The investigation is being handled by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Reconstruction Team (MART).
Anyone with additional information or who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000 or (949) 425-1860. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org
*** The Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Reconstruction Team (MART) is comprised of sergeants and deputies, each highly trained experts in the traffic and accident reconstruction fields. The MART responds to traffic collision scenes at the request of field deputies or supervisors, for the investigation of fatal or major injury, high-profile, or complex collision incidents. In addition, deputy sheriffs assigned to MART are increasingly being requested to provide assistance to other divisions or agencies with scene mapping and vehicle inspections.
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