An Oxnard man is facing felony charges after the Ventura County bus he was driving collided with a bicyclist in Ventura last week, severely injuring the rider, according to the Ventura Police Department.
Emergency personnel were dispatched at about 9:50 a.m. Thursday to Telegraph Road and Joanne Avenue, where they found the cyclist lying in the roadway with major injuries, police said in a press release.
An investigation revealed that a Ventura County Transportation Commission bus was westbound on Telegraph Road when it overtook the cyclist, colliding with the bicycle’s handlebars and knocking the rider to the ground, police said.
“The bus’ rear wheels then ran over the bicyclist,” police added.
A motorist who was traveling behind the bus observed the collision and stopped to render aid to the bicyclist, who suffered major injuries to his lower body, police said.
The victim was identified only as a 64-year-old Goleta man, and details on his condition were not available Saturday.
Investigators were able to locate the bus driver, identified by police as Edgar Eduardo Landeros, 33, of Oxnard.
He was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, police said.
According to jail records, Landeros posted bail and was released from custody Thursday night.
He is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Ventura on Oct. 5 for arraignment.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Ventura Police Department at 805.650.8010.