A motorcycle rider was hospitalized after becoming stuck under a car following an accident Monday in central Fresno.
California Highway Patrol Officer Matthew Brownfield said a motorcycle driver hit a white van at Ashlan and Palm avenues just after 5 p.m. The rider was thrown from his motorcycle and ended up under a car, and the white van left the scene.
Brownfield said the 2016 Yamaha motorcycle driver was going east on Ashlan Avenue as a white van was driving west on the same street and about to make a turn onto southbound Palm Avenue.
The light was turning yellow, Brownfield said, and the driver of the motorcycle was trying to continue a straight path when the white van made a left turn and hit the motorcycle, throwing the rider under a Nissan Sentra. Several witnesses helped get the victim out, Brownfield said.
The rider was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.
The driver of the white van fled on Palm Avenue. Brownfield said witnesses saw that the license plate starts with the letters H and I.