Bike-Mounted Video Camera Leads To Arrest of Hit And Run Suspect

The video below shows two bicyclists who were struck by a car in Berkeley, California — victims of a hit and run. That would normally be the end of it except that one of the bicyclists had a bike-mounted camera and put the video on YouTube. Later police identified the Black Acura Integra of suspect Michael Medaglia, who was arrested.

The hit-and-run occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a black car veered directly into both bicyclists (at about the 2:40 mark). It is hard to see how the driver did not see the bicyclists at that point in the road.

Neither of the victims required hospitalization but did receive injuries. In an interesting twist, Medaglia later reported to the Oakland Police Department that his car had been stolen. The car was later found in Oakland. It gets a bit unclear from there. Medaglia was arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin, felon in possession of ammunition, violation of probation and felony hit-and-run. Presumably, the police concluded that the crime report was an effort to cover-up the hit-and-run, but he was notably not charged with making a false police report.

What is amazing is that this would have been a simply matter of insurance — with minor injuries — but is now a major felony case.

Source: CBS

22 thoughts on “Bike-Mounted Video Camera Leads To Arrest of Hit And Run Suspect”

  1. if they would of stop at the stop sign for a few second, which they did not. would have save them from this accident. got to follow the law too u no. cant be going around corners when there big metal car flying fast every corner.

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