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Bicyclist, 11, injured in Santa Rosa hit-and-run crash

Santa Rosa police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck an 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle Wednesday afternoon.

The driver was westbound on West Third Street near Harvest Lane at 2:49 p.m. when his car clipped the back of the boy’s bicycle as he was heading south at a crosswalk, Sgt. Ryan Corcoran said.

The driver, who police said appeared to be a man in his 20s, stopped his white Ford Mustang to quickly check on the boy, but then left, Corcoran said.

The boy, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to a hospital and then released, Corcoran said. “This could have been far worse if he wasn’t wearing a helmet,” he said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call officers at 543-3636.

Bill Swindell

Business, Beer and Wine, The Press Democrat  

In the North Coast, we are surrounded by hundreds of wineries along with some of the best breweries, cidermakers and distillers. These industries produce an abundance of drinks as well as good stories – and those are what I’m interested in writing. I also keep my eye on our growing cannabis industry and other agricultural crops, which have provided the backbone for our food-and-wine culture for generations.

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