Sacto 9-1-1
February 26, 2013
CHP to recommend charging motorist, bicyclist in Rio Linda collision

The California Highway Patrol announced that it will recommend charges against both a truck driver and a bicyclist involved a collision that seriously injured two teenagers in Rio Linda last week.

The driver of a Ford truck involved in what was reported as a hit-and-run collision has come forward and given a statement to CHP investigators.

The 35-year-old Rio Linda resident, whose name has not been released, and his counsel have cooperated with officers investigating the collision, which occurred about 10:22 p.m. Thursday on Dry Creek Road just north of Elkhorn Boulevard, according to a CHP news release.

Two 17-year-old boys, one on a bicycle and one on a skateboard, were traveling southbound together in the bike lane on the east side of Dry Creek Road when a northbound Ford truck traveled into the bike lane. The truck struck both boys and continued north on Dry Creek, failing to stop at the scene.

Both boys were transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center with major injuries.

A complaint will be submitted to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office upon completion of the report for the driver of the Ford, recommending charges of felony hit-and-run, according to the CHP. Charges also are recommended for one of the teenagers for allegedly riding a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, officials said.

The collision remains under investigation.

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