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    Goleta Bicyclist Suffers Injuries in Hit and Run in Ventura

    Incident: Felony Hit and Run with Major Injuries
    Location: Telegraph Rd. at Joanne Ave.
    Date/Time: 9/21/23, 9:50 am
    Suspect: Edgar Landeros, 33y/o, Oxnard Resident
    Victim: 64y/o male cyclist – Goleta Resident

    Ventura PD received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding an injury traffic collision on Telegraph Road east of Joanne Avenue. Officers responded and found the victim bicyclist lying in the roadway with major injuries to his lower body. Officers began an investigation and connected with our Traffic Unit to assist.

    Based on witness and victim statements, it was determined that the victim was riding his bicycle westbound on Telegraph Road approaching Joanne Avenue. He was riding lawfully on the right side of the roadway between parked vehicles and westbound traffic lanes. As he was riding, a blue bus was traveling westbound in the #2 lane of Telegraph Road. As the bus overtook the bicyclist, it collided with the bicyclist’s handlebars, knocking the bicyclist to the ground. The bus’s rear wheels then ran over the bicyclist. A passing motorist, who was traveling behind the bus, observed the collision and stopped to render aid to the bicyclist. The bus continued its route without stopping to render aid or exchange information.

    Based on a witness statement, it was determined that the involved bus belonged to the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). With assistance from the VCTC, officers were able to locate the bus and contact the driver. Based on statements, video evidence, and physical evidence on the bus, the driver (Edgar Landeros) was placed under arrest and booked at the Ventura County Jail for felony hit and run.

    Ventura PD reminds motorists that vehicles must leave a safe distance for bicycles when overtaking them (CVC 21760).

    Any questions regarding the bus or the bus driver should be directed to the Ventura County Transportation Commission.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to give the Ventura Police Department a call at 805-650-8010.


    Statement from the Ventura County Transportation Commission on Incident Involving Bus, Bicyclist in Ventura:

    The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) is aware of an incident that occurred Thursday involving a VCTC bus and a bicyclist on Telegraph Road in Ventura.

    VCTC and its bus operator, RATP Dev, will be cooperating fully in the investigation of the incident, said VCTC’s Executive Director Martin Erickson.

    “Our thoughts are focused on the health and well-being of the cyclist as they receive medical treatment. The safety and security of our community and employees are our number one priority and our team is working closely with local authorities during the active investigation,” Erickson said.

    About the Ventura County Transportation Commission
    The Ventura County Transportation Commission is the regional transportation planning agency committed to keeping Ventura County moving. Program information is available at goventura.org.

    Ventura Police Department
    Ventura Police Departmenthttps://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/2267/Police
    To protect, serve, and problem solve with the Ventura community. We are great people, providing exceptional service, and we value excellence, integrity, professionalism, respect, and transparency.
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