Bicyclist suffers major injuries in Butte County hit-and-run crash

Dec 16, 2015 6:01 PM by News Staff

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist seriously injured Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 11:15 a.m. in the area of Highway 162 and Aguas Frias Road near Butte City. Investigators say a woman was riding her bike eastbound on Highway 162, preparing to turn onto Aguas Frias Road when a tan full-sized van slammed into her from behind.

The woman was thrown from her bike and suffered serious injuries to her head and back. She was flown to Enloe Medical Center for treatment.

The CHP has issued an alert to area agencies asking them to be on the lookout for the tan full sized van. As authorities release more information about the vehicle we will update this story.

According to the CHP, the cyclist was riding in a group of four, and the initial findings of an investigation indicate the bicyclists were all operating legally and safely.

Anyone who has information on the crash is asked to call the California Highway Patrol.


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