Family Seeking Help in Locating Suspect in Hit and Run Accident

Petaluma resident Jeff Asher is intensive care unit after being hit by a car on Old Redwood

Family and friends of Jeff Asher are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a car that struck the Petaluma man as he was riding his motorcycle on Old Redwood Highway on Sunday, August 19.

The accident left the 58-year-old Asher with eight broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a broken scapula and elbow. He is currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit in Kaiser Santa Rosa.

Meanwhile, scant details have been released about the driver. According to Asher's girlfriend Robin Gaynor, the incident occurred around 10am on Old Redwood Highway and Railroad Drive. The driver has been described as a heavyset blond woman with "poofy" hair driving a silver 4-door Honda.

"We do not know if the driver is aware of the injuries she caused by her carelessness in trying to pass him, hitting him and driving away," said Gaynor. "I hope that she will come forward after hearing this or maybe someone else will who knows about this incident." 

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has information about it is asked to call the California Highway Patrol at 707-588-1400.

Robin and Jeff August 29, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Please read the Press Demorat for a better description of the car. We did not know at the time of this report that much about the car. If you know someone with recent damage to there silver Honda car and she matches the description please call the CHP in Rohnert Park. Bless you.
Petaluma Resident August 30, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Karina thank you so much for getting this is the news. You are a God send. Hopefully this will lead to the driver responsible for this horrific act. No one is safe this this person driving.
Petaluma Resident September 01, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Update: Jeff had major surgery on his chest today, he remains in ICU at Kaiser Santa Rosa. It will be two weeks Sunday, we need to find the driver that caused his massive injuries. No one is safe with that driver on the road. Your loved one could be next. Anyone with information should contact the CHP!!!
Petaluma Resident September 01, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Pray the driver spotted and reported to CHP this morning is the driver we have been looking for! If not, we still need the publics help! Jeff remains in ICU Kaiser. Prayer for a speedy recovery and locating psycho driver that caused his injuries!!!


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