Danville Police announce arrest in Diablo Road hit and runs

DANVILLE – Police have arrested a 83-year-old San Ramon resident in connection with Saturday hit and run incidents on Diablo Road.

Police Chief Allan Shields stated that following up on investigative leads resulted in the arrest of Daniel Brennan, 83, of San Ramon for three counts of felony hit and run. Detectives arrested Brennan at 5:30 pm Monday evening. He was released pending the completion of the investigation.

Detectives found the 2006 Ford Escape during a canvass of the Hidden Oaks at Blackhawk neighborhood.  The vehicle was located in the driveway of a home listed to one of Brennan’s relatives, and was determined to have damage consistent with the collisions. Police impounded the Ford Escape for testing as part of the ongoing investigation.

Chief Shields said the first incident occurred on Saturday, October 21st at approximately 1:20 p.m. The victim reported that she was riding her bicycle westbound on Diablo Road near Avenida Nueva when she was struck by the vehicle, which then fled the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

The second incident occurred on Saturday, October 21st at approximately 2:00 p.m. when two cyclists riding eastbound on Diablo Road near Clydesdale Drive were struck by a driver who fled. The two men suffered severe injuries in the crash and were hospitalized. One man was taken by CalStar helicopter to Eden Medical Center and suffered two spinal fractures. The other was transported by ambulance to John Muir Medical Center suffering from a high humerus fracture, concussion, and an intracranial hematoma.

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