Riverside Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Significantly Injured Bicyclist

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Authorities were on the hunt for a hit-and-run driver after a bicyclist was significantly injured when a vehicle struck them in Riverside early Sunday morning.

A 27-year-old Riverside resident biking in the No. 2 traffic lane was struck near Magnolia Avenue and Beechwood Place (map) around 2 a.m., according to a Riverside Police Department news release.

The driver fled and was last seen driving north on Magnolia Avenue.

The vehicle was described as a silver or beige, four-door SUV with significant damage to the front end and windshield, according to witnesses. It was similar in appearance to a Ford Flex.

Paramedics transported the victim to Riverside Community Hospital.

Anyone with information was asked to call Riverside Police Traffic Detective Soria at 951-826-8720.


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