Glendale Police Investigate Bicyclist for Hit & Run
Sgt. Robert William, Adjutant to the Chief of Police
The Glendale Police Department is investigating a felony Hit & Run collision involving a bicyclist that struck a pedestrian. The incident occurred Tuesday evening on February 7th at approximately 6:00 pm at the intersection of Brand Boulevard and Caruso Avenue near The Americana.
The victim was a 64 year old woman legally crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. A bicyclist that was traveling southbound Brand Boulevard failed to stop at the red light and collided into the pedestrian. The force of the collision caused the pedestrian to fall on the ground and struck her head on the asphalt. The bicyclist, who was only described as a male wearing a dark jacket, was fully aware of what occurred and fled the scene. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with significant head and facial injuries requiring surgery.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911.
In November 2016, the Glendale Police Department was awarded a $295,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.
In January 2017, Glendale officers issued 1,795 citations. Directed enforcement across the City of Glendale will continue throughout 2017 as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
The City of Glendale has created the BE STREET SMART GLENDALE education campaign to educate, encourage and empower each person to take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others when walking, driving or biking in Glendale. Visit www.bestreetsmartglendale.com for more information.