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CHP: Driver arrested after hitting two cyclists on Blackhawk Road

Bike riders sustain major injuries in nighttime collisions

A Danville man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after authorities allege he hit two bicyclists with his car on Blackhawk Road on Wednesday night.

The cyclists, both men from the Sacramento area, were transported to area hospitals with major injuries following the collisions, according to Officer Derek Reed of the California Highway Patrol's Dublin-area office.

The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Blackhawk Road east of Magee Ranch Road when a red Volkswagen GTI heading eastbound struck two bicyclists who were each riding on the right side of the road in the same direction, Reed said.

One cyclist was airlifted because of the severity of his injuries while the other, also with major injuries, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, according to Reed.

The Volkswagen's driver, a 30-year-old Danville man, was uninjured in the crash and subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, according to Reed. The officer declined to reveal the driver's name, citing office policy that precludes releasing names of people involved in crashes.

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CHP: Driver arrested after hitting two cyclists on Blackhawk Road

Bike riders sustain major injuries in nighttime collisions

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Uploaded: Fri, Jun 23, 2017, 3:53 pm
Updated: Sun, Jun 25, 2017, 4:35 pm

A Danville man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after authorities allege he hit two bicyclists with his car on Blackhawk Road on Wednesday night.

The cyclists, both men from the Sacramento area, were transported to area hospitals with major injuries following the collisions, according to Officer Derek Reed of the California Highway Patrol's Dublin-area office.

The incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. on Blackhawk Road east of Magee Ranch Road when a red Volkswagen GTI heading eastbound struck two bicyclists who were each riding on the right side of the road in the same direction, Reed said.

One cyclist was airlifted because of the severity of his injuries while the other, also with major injuries, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, according to Reed.

The Volkswagen's driver, a 30-year-old Danville man, was uninjured in the crash and subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, according to Reed. The officer declined to reveal the driver's name, citing office policy that precludes releasing names of people involved in crashes.

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Dave Wallace
Blackhawk
on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm
Dave Wallace, Blackhawk
on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm
5 people like this

I was 1st on the scene at this accident. I was traveling westbound down blackhawk road and saw these guys laying on the side of road. eastbound traffic was just driving past them... I made a U turn and Hidden Oaks and came back and stopped traffic to and waved down other motorist to support while 911 was en route. Took a long time to get help... i just kept the men calm and assisted emergency crews when they arrived. It was quite a while before the driver of the car returned to the scene to fess up to what he had done... I hope these guys are OK. the injuries looked very serious... I ride that road on my bike regularly.... speed limit is 40 but traffic regularly goes much faster


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