A man was fatally struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle in San Pablo early Saturday, an incident that led to the arrest of a Fairfield man on suspicion of hit and run, police said.
At 3:46 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of Church Lane on a report of a hit and run collision. Officers located a 57-year-old man lying in the roadway with severe injuries. The man, a resident of unincorporated San Pablo whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his family, died at the scene, police said.
The vehicle in the collision fled the scene before the arrival of police, but officers were soon notified about a second collision involving a blue 2014 Honda Civic driving in the wrong lanes of traffic northbound on San Pablo Avenue near Robert H. Miller Drive. The Honda struck a Cadillac sedan head on in the southbound lanes, disabling both vehicles, police said.
An investigation determined the Honda had been involved in the hit and run on Church Lane, police said.
The driver of the Cadillac was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for moderate injuries. The driver of the Honda, identified as 23-year-old Anthony Greenwood, was examined at the scene and arrested.
“Alcohol and/or drug use has not been ruled out as contributing factors,” police said.
The suspect was set to be booked into jail on felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter charges.
Portions of Church Lane and San Pablo Avenue between Robert H. Miller and Lancaster Drive were scheduled to be closed to enable investigators to process the crime scenes. Roadways were expected to be open by noon today.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the San Pablo Police Investigations Unit at 510-215-3150.