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Bicyclist sustains life-threatening injury in Middletown hit-and-run

Posted at 7:00 AM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 21:37:04-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The driver of a minivan was sought this morning for leaving the scene of a Middletown hit-and-run that left a 66-year-old bicyclist hospitalized with a life-threatening head injury, police said.

The victim was riding near the intersection of India and West Washington streets at 1:30 p.m. Friday when he was struck by a blue or gray 2005 Dodge Caravan, Georgia license number RRJ7004. The vehicle may have a shattered windshield or front-end damage, according to San Diego police.

Following the collision, the driver of the minivan fled, possibly back toward Interstate 5, police said. SDPD later released witness video of the incident, showing a driver and two passengers.

The name of the victim was not disclosed.