On 8-30-23 at approximately 5:11pm, OPD responded to 14th and Hancock in reference to a major crash involving an electric bicycle. Investigation revealed that 60-year-old Dulces Mata was operating a white GMC Sierra and traveling west in the 300 block of East 14th Street. Mata failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and struck an electric bicycle, which was occupied by a 22-year-old male.
Mata left the scene of the crash and failed to render aid. The 22-year-old male was transported to MCH with life-threatening injuries. There were no reports of any other injuries. Mata later returned to the scene and was arrested for Fail to Stop and Render Aid “Felony 3”. The investigation continues.