News release - 7/16/2012

Published 7/17/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Serious injury bicycle crash 
DATE/TIME Monday, July 16 at 8:22 p.m. 
LOCATION F Street and Palm Drive, Oxnard 
VICTIM 16-year-old male, Oxnard resident 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On July 16, 2012, at about 8:22 p.m., Oxnard PD officers responded to F Street south of Palm Drive after receiving a call of a hit and run traffic collision involving a bicycle. Officers and emergency medical services personnel found an unconscious bicyclist in the southbound lane of F Street. The bicyclist was transported to Ventura County Medical Center with serious injuries.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the bicyclist was traveling southbound on F Street from Palm Drive. For unknown reasons, the bicyclist lost control and fell to the ground striking his head. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. During the investigation, it was determined that there were no other vehicles involved. He was in serious condition.
It is suspected that alcohol or drugs are a factor in this collision. 
Bicyclists are reminded to wear a safety helmet when operating a bicycle. Wearing a safety helmet can help reduce head injury if involved in a traffic collision.
If anyone has information about this collision please contact Senior Officer Maria Peña at 805-385-7750.


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