Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Caught On Bicyclist's Camera

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:27:32 -0800

BERKELEY (BCN)--Berkeley police are investigating a  hit-and-run incident caught on camera on Wednesday afternoon in which two bicyclists were struck by a black vehicle.
     
The collision occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Tunnel  Road, where the bicyclists were traveling east and were struck by a car  traveling the same direction, according to police.
     
Police Capt. Andrew Greenwood said one of the cyclists had a  camera mounted on his handlebars and the collision was captured on video.
     
The video is on YouTube and has shown up on other websites as  well, Greenwood said. The video had more than 25,000 views on YouTube as of  Friday afternoon.
     
He said the driver of the black vehicle did not stop after the  collision, as is required by law, so police are treating the incident as a  hit-and-run.
     
The riders, both of whom were wearing helmets, suffered abrasions  from hitting the road but did not require hospitalization for their injuries,  according to Greenwood.
     
A passerby called 911 and the riders were treated at the scene by  the Oakland Fire Department, he said.
     
Their clothing and bicycles were significantly damaged as a result  of the collision, Greenwood said.
     
The riders reported the collision at the Berkeley Police  Department Wednesday night and officers began investigating, he said.
     
The investigation includes reviewing the video as well as  following up on a number of investigative leads, according to Greenwood.
     
He said police aren't able to share or confirm specific  information about their efforts because of the ongoing and active nature of  the investigation.
 
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