A bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Riverside caused by a driver who was later arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities said Sunday.
Police and fire personnel responded to the area of Indiana Avenue and La Sierra Avenue on Saturday night to reports of a hit-and-run involving a vehicle and a bicycle, according to Sgt. Ryan Taack of the Riverside Police Department.
A 2001 silver Honda Accord was going eastbound on Indiana Avenue, where a bicyclist was crossing, according to Taack. The driver, identified only as a 40-year-old man from Corona, struck the bicyclist, a 48-year-old Riverside man, at what seemed like a high rate of speed, the sergeant said.
He added that the driver fled the scene, but was followed by witnesses. Officers subsequently found the vehicle and arrested the driver, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
The driver was not injured in the collision.
Taack said the victim succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The identity of the bicyclist is pending a coroner’s investigation.