Hit and run on Crowley Lake Drive

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, in the very early afternoon, a cyclist riding from the Crowley Lake area to Mammoth was struck by a vehicle on Crowley Lake Drive.

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A Mammoth local was enroute back to Mammoth after a roundtrip bike ride to Crowley Lake. While on Crowley Lake Drive, near the BLM campground, the cyclist was struck by a red compact car. The driver of the vehicle did not stop after hitting the cyclist. Two other cars also passed the collision site and did not stop to ensure the cyclist was alright. The cyclist did sustain minor injuries but was able to complete the ride back into the Mammoth area.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance regarding any information on this hit and run collision. The vehicle is described as a red compact car with a boxy rear end. There will be damage to the right side of the vehicle from the impact of hitting the cyclist. If you have any information on this collision, please contact the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at (760) 932-7549 ext. 7.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind our traveling public to share the road with our cyclists and obey the Three Feet for Safety law. Please slow down when approaching a cyclist and provide them with at least three feet of distance on the roadway.

 

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Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
6 years ago

I have no idea what caused this unfortunate incident. I do know that since the evolution of mobile devices there has been a sharp increase in the number of distracted drivers on the road. And cyclists are among the most vulnerable road users when it comes to distracted driving. For… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Gary Trotman…..About 20 years ago,up in Oregon,I had a big German Shepard off-leash attack my Cocker-mix on a walk at a place called Detroit Lake….dragging a big chain behind him….owner thought it was O.K. and legal as long as the leash was attached to the dog,whether being held or not… Read more »

Gary Trotman
Gary Trotman
6 years ago

I also have to keep a sharp eye when i take my dog out to the canal almost daily for his 30 minutes . I watch for people walking dogs i am not familiar with , So that i will not be forced to pry one off of my dogs… Read more »

Neutral Observer
Neutral Observer
6 years ago

As in Europe and elsewhere,the popularity of cycling in America is growing each year. Ever since Detroit put American behind the wheel, the automobile has reigned supreme. Unfortunately, there are some that think nothing of running the “evil menace” (bicycles) off the road as they work through their personal anger… Read more »

Russ
Russ
6 years ago

Roadie bicyclists tend to forget that there are many vehicle drivers who are don’t see a bicycle, caused by things like texting, distractions by kids or dogs, drugs, alcohol,etc. There are also many drivers who lack the vision, coordination and mental horsepower to maintain lane control even when not distracted.… Read more »

Bonnie
Bonnie
6 years ago

Why didn’t the bicyclist go directly to the Sheriff’s dept sub station? It’s right there by the fire station.
Glad he’s okay, though.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
6 years ago

Phone calls, texting, not limited to people driving vehicles…pedestrians are just as guilty, walking along with their heads up their butts, thinking that just because they’re in a crosswalk, that they are safe and in the right. You have to be aware of your surroundings, ALWAYS, whether you’re on a… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Does seem like a jump in hit-and-run accidents lately….my thinking,either drunk,no insurance,no drivers license….or all 3…and then if the vehicle is too damaged to drive away,they make a run for the nearest telephone to call in that their car was stolen…

High Water
High Water
6 years ago

Anyone and I mean anyone in California of legal age (of course) can get a driver license, along with voter registration, and a EBT CARD. JUST SAYING.
That may have something to do with crazy drivers. Always be aware of your surroundings helps too.

GayeAnn
GayeAnn
6 years ago

Recently I wrote a letter to the editor about sharing the road. Obviously I neglected to mention that Los Angeles has a 50 percent hit and run record recently reported by ABC7 morning news. Has their behavior infected our area too? It is bad enough to be walking the dogs… Read more »

Gary Trotman
Gary Trotman
6 years ago
Reply to  GayeAnn

Irritated by Dust Clouds on a dry desert dirt road . Your Funny .

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary Trotman

Gary Trotman…..I think what GayeAnn is maybe objecting to is the high-rate of speed and inconsiderate driving some (many) people do on dirt roads,especially the ORV’ers…I myself,when I’m on a dirt road with people and dogs around,as a courtesy,I slow down some and give them room when I drive by.

Gary Trotman
Gary Trotman
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

I gave your reply a thumbs up Low , Because even when i am riding my quad i always slow down when passing people if they are on foot or even parked and sitting in a vehicle , to just gas it past them while kicking up a bit of… Read more »

Eastern Sierra Local
Eastern Sierra Local
6 years ago

Three cars pass this person on the bike and not one stops….makes me think this wasn’t serious at all and that the initial car and driver probably didn’t even realize they hit anyone. Bicyclists are notorious for driving down the middle of the lanes and in tandem blocking traffic which… Read more »

Colnago
Colnago
6 years ago

So it was not serious and was maybe even the cyclist’s fault? The person driving the two ton metal object at 50 mph down the road texting, on the phone or coping a buzz did not realize they hit someone? Examine your own attitude and conscience, and decide what it… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
6 years ago

@ESL, There was no mention of another cyclist riding in tandem with this gentleman. But since you brought up the law…It is illegal to pass a cyclist with less than 3 feet of clearance. And I find it difficult to believe that this driver didn’t realize he made contact with… Read more »