Vehicular Assault on Fulton Road

Early in the morning on June 22, 2024 a young man cycling to work on Fulton Road was assaulted by a driver, who used his SUV to knock him over and push him across the pavement after yelling at him to “get the F$#! off the road!” The driver only backed off when a Good Samaritan approached. The victim was severely injured and awaits further surgery at Memorial Hospital; if a witness hadn’t appeared, he could have been killed.

(Press Democrat story here)

This driver has committed reckless driving, assault with a deadly weapon, and felony hit-and-run. He needs to be found and held accountable, for the safety of the entire community.

Rates of hit-and-run have been steadily increasing, with 64% of hit-and-run fatalities consisting of pedestrians and cyclists. While reliable data is unavailable, recent reports suggest that intentional vehicular assault against cyclists is also increasing. Our inbox has been exploding with stories! Many report that they’ve received negative or dismissive reactions from law enforcement. Many just don’t bother to report, in the justifiable belief that nothing will be done.

The victim’s mother has been going door to door in the neighborhood, talking to residents, looking for surveillance cameras…which law enforcement should be doing! Memories and evidence degrade over time!

This is unacceptable.

Please sign our petition urging the California Highway Patrol to thoroughly investigate this crime (checking security cameras, canvassing the neighborhood, etc.), demonstrate that CHP takes harassment of cyclists seriously, and bring this criminal to justice.