Motorcycle-Auto Collision Near Pennsylvania Avenue Left Rider Critically Injured

FAIRFIELD, CA (June 14, 2023) – On Thursday, police arrested Lester Hogan Atkinson after a hit-and-run crash happened last month on Highway 12. The collision happened on May 31st, at around 10:50 p.m. along westbound Highway 12, near Pennsylvania Avenue. According to reports, a southbound vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue hit the motorcyclist going west on State Highway 12. However, the driver did not stop to render aid and instead left the scene, ran a red light, and continued to travel westbound on State Route 12. The first responders to the site of the collision said the rider suffered life-threatening injuries. Later, a search warrant served on a Fairfield home led to the arrest of the hit-and-run driver. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Lester Hogan Atkinson of Fairfield. Additionally, officers recovered a firearm inside his home. The Fairfield Police Department is asking anyone with additional information about the Highway 12 hit-and-run to contact their dispatch center at (707) 428-7300. When driving, it is important to keep an eye out for motorcyclists. Check all your mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before merging with traffic or changing lanes, especially at intersections. Also, allow more following distance when behind a motorcycle. This gives them more time to react or stop in case of an emergency. If you are riding a motorcycle, do not underestimate the bike’s speed. Use hand and turn signals when you change lane or turn. To increase visibility, wear brightly colored clothes and reflective tape. Create safer roads and save lives by abiding all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.
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