August 26, 2011- A Bakersfield police officer hit and killed a bicyclist Friday afternoon at about 12:45 PM.

Officer Peter Beagley was driving in an unmarked police vehicle, and collided with bicyclist Samuel Dohn Boyd, of Bakersfield, in the 200 block of H street. Beagley was driving north on H Street, and Boyd was riding north, as well, along the east curb line.

As they traveled north, Boyd suddenly turned left and tried to ride west across H street, moving directly in the path of Officer Beagley’s vehicle. Beagley was unable to stop in time and struck Boyd.

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Boyd was taken to Kern Medical Center, where he died.

The accident is being investigated by Bakersfield Police Department’s traffic division. Beagley, who has worked for the department for 6 years, has returned to duty.

Our expert engineer can also take a look at this accident. Please give me a call, Attorney John Rozier of Visalia 559-713-0159.

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