FREMONT -- A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the
arrest of a hit-and-run driver who injured a 56-year-old bicyclist in August, police said.
The bicyclist, Fremont resident John Vigdal, suffered a major head injury, broken ribs and several abrasions and remained unconscious in critical condition on Wednesday, said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
About 5:45 a.m. on Aug. 8, the driver of a black 1992-96 Toyota Camry struck Vigdal while he rode his bicycle in a southbound bike lane on Fremont Boulevard, police said.
The vehicle, which did not stop, is believed to have right front bumper damage and was last seen driving southbound on Fremont Boulevard toward Grimmer Boulevard.
In an effort to spark a renewed interest in this case, an anonymous friend of the victim has offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the suspect's identity and arrest.
Police said the victim's daughter, Alexis Vigdal Fernandez, told officers that she has relocated to the Bay Area from the East Coast to be with her father, who has suffered extensive memory loss.
"The person who did this has affected the lives of our entire family, not only will my dad's life never be the same, but our lives have also changed forever," Fernandez told police. " We want this person held accountable."
Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.