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Man Dies from Hit and Run Driving


Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Issue 50, Volume 17.
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CANYON LAKE - A man died during a predawn walk home by a hit and run driver in Canyon Lake, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Dispatchers received a 2:17 a.m. call about a man, later identified as Scott Bolger, 32, of Canyon Lake, lying down on eastbound Railroad Canyon Road, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. J. P. Strang.

Bolger was with a friend at a local tavern and later stepped into the roadway of Railroad Canyon Road on his way home, Strang said.

A vehicle struck Bolger, and the driver fled the scene. Deputies asked anyone with information about the fatal hit and run case to call the sheriff's Perris station at (951) 210-1000.


 

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Comment #1 | Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 8:48 am
It sounds like the driver was not at fault. Anyone who steps onto a roadway in the middle of the night is taking a huge risk. Maybe the victim's judgment was impaired by the alcohol.

In any case, I have to wonder, why didn't the driver stop to possibly render aid? I have to assume they themselves had something to hide (maybe drunk, maybe a warrant, maybe no license, maybe here illegally).

They must have some significant damage to their car. How do they explain that to their friends and family? I hope to see a follow-up story in the next few days where the driver was caught or they turned themselves in.

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