Four West Marin bicyclists injured when hit by vehicle; driver flees



‘Four bicyclists participating in a group ride in West Marin on Saturday were struck and injured by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a midnight blue, crew cab Dodge Ram that is believed to have intentionally struck the bicyclists participating in the organized bike ride in which Marin County Bicycle Coalition is a beneficiary. About 1,300 bicyclists were registered to take part in the event leading cyclists from Stafford Lake to as far out as Sonoma County.

“That somebody can do this and drive off is inconceivable to me,” said Jim Elias, executive director of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition.

The four bicyclists were riding westbound on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, just west of Hicks Valley Road, as part of the Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin, when they were struck from behind by the vehicle just before noon, said California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay.

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