EL CENTRO – On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at around 7:33 p.m., Urias Lorenzo, age 40 of Mexicali was riding his bicycle northbound on the North shoulder of State Route 7, North of Hunt Road.
Lorenzo was struck from behind by a northbound vehicle causing him to be ejected from his bicycle and thrown over the concrete barrier, landing on the dirt shoulder below on Interstate 8, eastbound.
The driver of the motor vehicle fled the scene and has not yet contacted the CHP regarding this collision.
Lorenzo’s bicycle was taken from the scene by an unknown person prior to CHP arrival.
Additional witnesses to this collision are encouraged to contact the CHP at (760) 482-2500 with their statement.