Two bicyclists injured, one airlifted after being struck by motorist in Danville

UNINCORPORATED DANVILLE – Officers arrested a driver after he allegedly struck two bicyclists on Blackhawk Road Wednesday night.

At approximately 9:20 pm Wednesday, Deputies from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a welfare check on Blackhawk Road in which the caller stated he had just hit something in the roadway, then fled the scene.

At the same time, the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District received a call from a motorist, reporting that two bicyclists were down on Blackhawk Road, just east of Magee Ranch road.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and found two bicyclists with traumatic injuries. The driver of the vehicle reportedly followed an ambulance back to the scene after calling authorities.

One rider was airlifted by a CALSTAR air ambulance at a nearby soccer field. He was conscious and talking with paramedics. The other rider was transported to a hospital via ambulance.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol conducted a field sobriety test and subsequently arrested the driver of the vehicle.

The vehicle that reportedly struck the bicyclists, a red Volkswagen, appeared to have body damage on the left front panel.

Blackhawk Road remained open for the duration of the incident. Both bicycles at the scene appeared to be equipped with rear-facing red lights.

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