MARTINEZ >> Contra Costa County prosecutors on Friday charged a 73-year-old Orinda man with felony hit and run for his alleged role in a crash that injured a cyclist in Pinole.
The collision was reported in the 2100 block of Appian Way shortly after 5 p.m. on July 25. In a statement, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said Joseph Kish hit a cyclist with his vehicle and did not stop. The cyclist, a 41-year-old Oakland man, fell to the ground and fractured his pelvis, according to prosecutors.
The district attorney’s office said the victim managed to make his way to a nearby motel, where he called police. A witness also provided authorities with a statement and photos.
Kish was later identified as the driver of the vehicle that hit the cyclist, according to prosecutors.
An arraignment date for Kish will be set by the court at a future date, the district attorney’s office said.
Between 2014 and 2018, there were 14 bicycle-involved collisions that resulted in severe injury or death, according to a recent report by Contra Costa County Vision Zero. The report recommended improvements for both urban and rural roads in the county.