Modified: October 30, 2022

Bicyclist Killed in Newport Beach Hit-and-run Accident Identified

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Who Was the Alleged Killer and Who Was the Victim?

Extra update on Newport Beach bicycle hit and run!

A hit-and-run bicycle crash occurred at Newport Beach, leaving a man riding a bicycle seriously injured. Ultimately, Adriana Bernal was arrested on suspicion of murder. The man killed was later identified as 43-year-old Randon William Cintron, of Costa Mesa, from Orange County, California. OC Sheriff Department Sgt, Scott Steinle, provided this updated information.

Let’s explore the details of the news of a Newport Beach bicyclist fatally injured by a hit-and-run vehicle Sunday in Newport Beach with Ehline Law and our Greater Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.

Man Riding a Bicycle Seriously Injured in Newport Beach Hit and Run Accident, Watch Commander Reports

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, a crash occurred at the 3000 block of Jamboree road near an Orange County car dealership in Newport Beach. According to the watch commander, a man riding a bicycle suffered severe injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run white sedan with a cracked windshield, later identified as having been driven by Adriana Bernal.

Police Arrived at the Accident Scene and Shut down Jamboree Road

As police arrived at the accident scene, they saw the bicyclist seriously injured on the road. Newport Beach authorities said the accident occurred at 8:30 AM, and witnesses saw the suspect driving southbound on Jamboree road.

As police officers continued investigations into the hit-and-run vehicle Sunday in Newport Beach, they shut down Jamboree road driving southbound to University Avenue. The Newport Beach police department urged anyone with any information about the hit-and-run accident to reach out to them immediately or Orange County Crime Stoppers.

The City News Service contributed to helping the Newport Beach Police by spreading their urgent message.

Bicyclist Dies at the Accident Scene from Fatal Wounds, Newport Beach Authorities Said

On September 12, 2022, news broke that the man riding a bicycle seriously injured in Newport beach did not survive. The bicyclist’s condition was severe, and he died that afternoon.

Raw footage surfaced of a coroner moving the victim’s body from the police tent, suggesting they did not take him to the hospital.

Raw Footage Shows Driver in Hit and Run Vehicle Rear-ending Bicyclist

The video showed the black bicycle the victim was riding on. It had a shattered rear wheel as it lay in the bicycle lane, suggesting that the suspect’s vehicle rear-ended the bicyclist and ran over him before escaping.

Police Ultimately Arrested the Suspected Woman after Finding the Hit and Run Vehicle at Eastbluff Drive with a Cracked Windshield

Police started their investigations by locating the suspect’s vehicle, a white sedan with a cracked windshield.

They found the suspected driver, 36-year-old Anaheim resident Adriana Rivera Berna, parked at the 2100 block of Eastbluff Drive near Corona del Mar High School, where the officers detained and arrested her.

Newport Beach Police Department Reports Reveal Intoxicated High Driver Responsible for Accident

Police reports revealed that Berna was high on illegal substances before the accident. The crash wasn’t the first time Berna faced DUI charges, and records suggest a history of drug abuse, several DUIs, automobile theft, identity theft, and other crimes.

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The “bicyclist seriously injured in Newport Beach hit-and-run” news added another fatality to the numbers. The hit-and-run accident was the 64th bicycle death in Southern California in 2022 and the 15th in Orange County.

It was also the 3rd fatal bicycle accident in Orange County last month. Fortunately, California law allows victims or surviving family members to recover compensation for their loss. If you lost someone in a DUI accident that was not their fault, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation with our legal experts, as you may qualify for compensation.

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Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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