News release - 1/23/2014

Published 1/23/2014 (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 Hit and Run Traffic Collision
DATE/TIME: January 23, 2014 / 0629 hours
LOCATION: Rice Avenue @ Camino Del Sol
PARTY 1: Thomas James Hayzlett Jr., 47 years, Oxnard Resident 
VEHICLE 1: White, 2006 Harley Davidson Motorcycle
VEHICLE 2: White Van
VEHICLE 3: Dark 2-Door Compact Vehicle
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Brian Woolley, Traffic Sergeant
Senior Officer Maria Pena (805) 385-7750
Traffic Officer Derek Miller (805) 385-7750


On January 23, 2014, at about 6:29 A.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to intersection of Rice Avenue and Camino Del Sol in reference to an injury traffic collision involving a motorcyclist. 
Preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle, driven by Thomas James Hayzlett Jr., was traveling northbound on Rice Avenue approaching Camino Del Sol.  According to witnesses, a white van was traveling southbound on Rice Avenue and made a left turn at Camino Del Sol as the motorcyclist entered the intersection.  Witnesses reported that a collision between the van and the motorcycle caused Hayzlett to be ejected from the motorcycle.  A second vehicle, described only as a dark colored compact vehicle, was reported to have struck Hayzlett after he was lying in the roadway.  The van fled the scene traveling eastbound on Camino Del Sol.  The dark vehicle also fled the scene traveling northbound on Rice Avenue. 
Motorcyclist Hayslett was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for serious injuries but is listed in stable condition. 
Anyone with information about this collision is encouraged to call the Senior Officer Maria Pena or Traffic Officer Derek Miller at (805) 385-7750.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.   The investigation is ongoing. 


DATE / TIME PREPARED:  January 23, 2014 at 1215 hours    

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