A bicyclist was killed in an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run in Riverside, and a Corona man was arrested after witnesses followed his car, police said Sunday, July 17.
Calls came into Riverside police dispatch on Saturday concerning a hit-and-run involving a car and bicyclist in the area of Indiana and La Sierra avenues around 10:10 p.m., the Riverside Police Department said in a news release.
First responders found the bicyclist, a 48-year-old Riverside man, and took him to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said. His identity was being withheld pending the coroner’s investigation, authorities said.
Police said the bicyclist was crossing north on Indiana Avenue as the suspect was driving a Honda Accord east on Indiana Avenue. The Honda then struck the bicycle at a high rate of speed and fled the scene, officials said.
The suspect was followed by witnesses and police found the suspect’s vehicle and took the 40-year-old driver into custody, police said. The driver’s identity was not immediately available.
The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run with injury, authorities said.
Anyone with information regarding the crash can call Detective J. Derouin at 951-826-8722 or at [email protected]