Bicyclist hit by hit-and-run driver identified as 32-year-old woman

Woman was hit by John Giumarra III
Posted at 9:48 PM, Jan 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 11:45:29-05

UPDATE (Jan. 19, 2017, 8:40 a.m.): According to Bakersfield Police Sergeant Gary Carruesco, the bicyclist hit by John Giumarra III is 32-year-old Angela Holder.

Giumarra bailed out on Tuesday, January 17, and is not currently in police custody.


UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2017 5:00 p.m.): The bicyclist in Monday's accident died from her injuries Wednesday.


UPDATE (Jan. 17, 2017, 8:07 a.m.): John Giumarra III has bailed out and is no longer in custody.

His first court hearing is Wednesday, January 18, 2017.


A woman who was hit by an SUV while riding her bike near Golden State Highway and F Street in Central Bakersfield on Monday, January 16, 2017, is set to undergo surgery. 

According to Bakersfield police, the woman, who has not been identified, was hit at about 9:30 p.m. Police say she was riding her bike, which didn't have lighting equipment or rear reflectors, westbound along the north curb line when she was hit. 

The suspect, identified as 48-year-old John Giumarra, III reportedly left the scene, but witnesses helped police track the suspect down at a gas station.

Giumarra is now facing three felonies, including hit and run resulting in injury, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing bodily injury and DUI with a blood alcohol level at .08 causing bodily injury. BPD did not specify what Giumarra's blood alcohol was at the time of the crash.

Giumarra, whose bail was set at $50,000, has bailed out.