Driver intentionally hit man in crosswalk, police say
OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A motorcycle gang member was arrested after investigators determined he intentionally drove his car through a crosswalk hitting a man, police said Wednesday.
Michael Dean, 60, and his family were crossing S. Coast Highway and Cassidy Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday when a white Lexus accelerated through the intersection, hit him and sped away, witnesses told Oceanside police.
Dean was transported to Palomar Hospital and was recovering from broken bones and a collapsed lung.
Prior to the hit and run crash, a couple men were saying “inappropriate comments” to Dean’s daughter-in-law as they passed a sports bar on S. Coast Highway, Oceanside Lt. Leonard Cosby said. One of the men yelled at Dean’s family that he was going to hit them.
The suspected driver was identified as 31-year-old Anthony Medvec, a documented Hells Angels motorcycle gang member, Cosby said. He is on federal probation and required to wear a GPS device.
Police tracked Medvec to his home in the 4900 block of Yuma at 11:50 p.m., where he was taken into custody, Cosby said. He faces charges of attempted murder.