On May 15, a cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run car accident in the San Francisco area, according to Claude Wyle at InjuryBoard.com. Bo Hu, a 57-year-old cyclist from Dublin, California, was struck by a Mercedes-Benz while cycling on Dougherty Road. The driver proceeded to leave the scene of the accident.
The alleged suspect is a San Francisco attorney, according to Dublin Police Lt. Herb Walters. Hu is a Chinese citizen who was visiting the Bay Area. A passerby called 911 and Hu was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect was arrested and identified as 32-year-old Spencer Freeman Smith of San Ramon, California.
Investigators used debris from the scene to identify the car as a 2012 Mercedes-Benz and found other clues to identify Smith. There is never an excuse for fleeing the scene of an accident. If Smith was not at fault in the bicycle accident, he may not have faced any charges, and he now is facing felonies. The police who identified the vehicle should be commended for their efforts—hit-and-run drivers need to face justice for their actions.
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