Solomons, MD – Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies are intensifying efforts to locate the driver responsible for a hit-and-run collision involving a bicyclist on September 27, 2023. The incident occurred at approximately 7:56 p.m. in the vicinity of S. Solomons Island Road and Langley Lane in Solomons, Maryland.
Authorities revealed that the bicyclist, equipped with headlights and rear reflectors, was traveling north on S. Solomons Island Road when a white four-door SUV struck the cyclist from behind. Shockingly, the SUV driver did not stop to render aid or exchange information, leaving the injured cyclist in their wake.
Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that the white SUV continued north on S. Solomons Island Road and was last seen crossing the Thomas Johnson Bridge, leaving investigators with a crucial but challenging lead to follow.
Emergency response teams swiftly reacted to the scene and transported the injured cyclist to CalvertHealth to treat sustained injuries.
Law enforcement has identified the striking vehicle as a white BMW SUV, which is believed to be missing the passenger side view mirror. Authorities are now contacting the public for assistance in solving this case. They urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or possesses surveillance footage of the hit-and-run to come forward.
Deputy R. Jones, who leads the investigation, can be reached via email at Ryan.Jones@calvertcountymd.gov. When contacting Deputy Jones, please reference case number #23-68719.
The hit-and-run incident has raised concerns among residents and cyclists, highlighting the importance of accountability and safety on the road. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office actively seeks leads and cooperates with the community to bring the responsible party to justice.
Hit-and-run accidents are serious, with severe legal consequences for those who flee the collision scene. Such incidents can lead to criminal charges, fines, and even imprisonment.
This incident is a stark reminder of bicyclists’ potential dangers on the road. To protect cyclists and prevent future accidents, all motorists must remain vigilant and share the road responsibly. Furthermore, anyone with information about the hit-and-run driver or the white BMW SUV is encouraged to assist in the investigation.