Fairfield police have identified the motorcyclist who died in a hit-and-run accident on Tuesday night as 26-year-old Hazem Mohamed.
Police said Mohammed was riding his motorcycle west on Kings Highway East when a car headed in the opposite direction struck him directly as he attempted to turn left onto Jennings Road. The driver did not stop and fled the scene, police said, but Jairo Guadalupe Lopez-Bonilla, 39, was later arrested in Bridgeport thanks to witnesses.
News 12 obtained the first 911 call that entered the Fairfield Police Emergency Communications Center at 7:18pm. When the 911 operator called police, fire and his EMS, the caller was heard trying to talk to Mohammed.
“Stay where you are? Don’t move,” she said to him. “can you hear me?”
The caller told the operator that Mohammed was lying down, his eyes slightly open, but he was not answering questions. He told her not to move. Mohammed was taken to Bridgeport Hospital but survived.
Witnesses described the car that hit Mohammed as a dark-colored Honda Pilot.
Lopez-Bonilla was taken into custody as he left his Bridgeport home at 9:20 p.m. He was charged with manslaughter and evasive homicide by motor vehicle. Lopez-Bonilla was held on $250,000 bail and was arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court on Wednesday. Police said he was detained around 3:00 a.m. and is currently in court on August 10.