Man accused of hitting bicyclists in Hicks Valley

10/12/2017

Last Saturday, a 21-year-old man driving a blue Dodge Ram pickup swerved on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, just west of Hicks Valley Road, and hit four cyclists riding in a Marin County Bicycle Coalition fundraising event. The cyclists suffered injuries ranging from moderate to major, and one was transferred to a local trauma center by helicopter. The highway patrol’s Golden Gate Division Investigative Services Unit as well as collision reconstruction experts were dispatched to the area, responding to multiple witnesses’ accounts that the hit was intentional. The investigators also had access to a passing motorcyclist’s GoPro camera footage. By midnight that day, investigators had taken the driver, Aaron Paff, from a residence in Novato and booked him into Marin County Jail on the charge of felony hit-and-run causing injury. Mr. Paff was released on bail on Sunday. A highway patrol representative said an investigation is still ongoing.