Sacto 9-1-1
September 4, 2013
CHP seeks driver in I-80 hit-and-run collision that injured Meadow Vista couple

The California Highway Patrol has released new details regarding a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run collision that sent two motorcycle riders to the hospital Aug. 24.

Joe Mikles, 70, and his wife, Mary, of Meadow Vista, were riding a 2001 Harley Davidson soft tail motorcylcle eastbound on Interstate 80 just east of Norwood Avenue about 3:45 p.m. They were traveling 60 to 65 mph in the No. 2 lane when they were struck from behind by a vehicle and ejected from the motorcycle, according to a CHP news release.

After striking the rear of the motorcycle, the driver of the other vehicle failed to stop and continued eastbound on I-80. The couple were transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center with major but not life-threatening injuries, according to the CHP.

The CHP announced today that investigators have identified the vehicle involved in the collision as a 2007-2012, dark gray Nissan Altima four-door sedan with an aftermarket grill. The responsible driver is urged to come forward and speak with investigators regarding the collision.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the special investigations unit at the North Sacramento Area CHP office, (916) 338-6710, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or after hours, call CHP dispatch, (916) 861-1300.

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