ALISO VIEJO (CBSLA) – A driver suspected of fleeing the scene after hitting and killing a bicyclist in Aliso Viejo early Wednesday morning has been arrested.
The collision occurred at 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Woods Canyon and Westridge drives. The bicyclist, later identified as Michael David Tomlinson, was crossing the street when he was struck by a car, which sped away, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department reports.READ MORE: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash
A witnessed rendered first aid at the scene and Tomlinson was then rushed by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.READ MORE: LA City Council Gives Preliminary OK To $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers
Tomlinson’s widow told CBSLA’s Michele Gile she saw her husband’s mangled bike on social media and immediately drove to the scene, only to found out he’d been killed.
The suspect’s Volvo was located a short distance away and the driver was detained, the sheriff’s department said.MORE NEWS: 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
Authorities later identified the driver as Rogelio Martinez Cuin. He was booked for felony hit and run.