On Sunday, September 10, 2023, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) responded to a hit-and-run traffic collision in the area of Brad Drive and Edwards Street.
The adult victim stated he was riding his bicycle on Edwards Street when a vehicle intentionally sideswiped him before fleeing the scene. The victim suffered minor injuries, was treated at the scene, and released.
At about 10:45 p.m., while officers were investigating the first collision, HBPD received reports of a downed bicyclist near Heil Avenue and Springdale Street. As officers arrived, they located the bicyclist lying in the street with major injuries.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the adult bicyclist succumbed to his injuries. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department- Coroner Division will release the deceased victim’s identity after confirming the victim’s identity and notifying the next of kin.
As officers were investigating both incidents, a third adult victim called, reporting he was riding his bicycle in the crosswalk at Warner Avenue and Edwards Street around 10:00 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene, and the victim suffered minor injuries.
At this time, it is believed the incidents are possibly related. Witnesses described the suspect’s vehicle as a possible black Toyota four-door sedan with significant front passenger-side bumper damage.
Detectives from the Crimes Against Persons Unit are investigating the incidents. We urge anyone with information relating to the crimes to call the HBPD WeTip Hotline at (714) 375-5066. Additionally, please contact the OC Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS (1-855-847-6227) to remain anonymous.