Found on PressEnterprise and written by Peter Surowski
A Riverside man was severely injured in a hit-and-run while riding a bicycle in the Canyon Crest neighborhood this weekend, and his wife is hoping someone will come forward with information to help catch the driver.
The victim, Chris McAdams, was riding south about 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, on Sycamore Canyon Boulevard at El Cerrito Drive when a vehicle struck him, said Riverside police Detective Felix Soria.
They have no description of the vehicle, he said.
The victim’s wife, Magdalena McAdams, said her husband was struck from behind.
“He remembers seeing a pickup truck behind him and that’s the last thing he remembers,” she said.
When he woke up, paramedics were surrounding him and asking questions, she said.
They took him to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured vertebra in his lower back, two broken ribs, a broken toe and a concussion. He was wearing a helmet, his wife said.
The doctor told McAdams to rest, but he and his wife run a business printing newsletters for churches so that’s not possible, Magdalena said.
“It’s been terrible. We’re self-employed so him not being able to drive has been hard,” she said, adding she and other friends have been driving him around to his work appointments at various churches.
Adding to the physical pain is the emotional stress of knowing the person who did this is still at large.
“I don’t know how any person can do that,” she said. “It makes me sick.”
Anyone with information on the accident may contact Soria, the detective on the case, at 951-826-8720.