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Bicyclist dies after being struck by Prius in San Diego's Rolando neighborhood

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Posted at 8:40 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 09:37:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A driver is being sought in a hit-and-run collision in Rolando that killed a bicyclist Tuesday night.

San Diego police said the crash occurred in the 6600 block of University Avenue, near Alamo Drive, just after 7 p.m.

According to police, a man was riding his bicycle westbound along the sidewalk when he made a “sweeping left turn” into the path of a red Toyota Prius that was traveling westbound on University Avenue in the No. 1 lane.

The car collided with the bicycle, with the rider thrown from his bike and landing several feet away.

Police said the Prius’ driver got out of the car, picked up the bicyclist and then “placed him back on the road.”

The driver then got back into his car and drove away. The car was last seen traveling westbound on University Avenue and then northbound onto Aragon Way, police said.

The bicyclist, who was not identified, was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police located the Prius in the 6800 block of El Cajon Boulevard, but the driver was nowhere to be found.

A description of the driver was not immediately available.