SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Authorities asked for assistance identifying the driver of an SUV that struck a bike earlier this week and then left the scene on Tuesday.
The collision occurred in the 2000 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in Ocean Beach shortly before 11:30 a.m. Monday. The 45-year-old biker was crossing Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in a westbound manner when the northbound motorist hit him and momentarily halted before fleeing the scene, according to police.
The biker was transferred to a local hospital with significant injuries as a consequence of the accident. Police did not reveal his identity.
The car is a white four-door crossover type SUV with silver alloy wheels, according to surveillance photographs supplied by San Diego County Crime Stoppers. According to the agency, the front right corner of the vehicle was likely damaged, and the incomplete plate may begin with “8YN.”
The motorist is thought to have gone north on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and then east on Brighton Avenue.
There was no more information on the driver available right away.
A $1,000 reward was given by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest in the hit-and-run accident. Those with information to share with detectives may contact the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division at 858-573-5002 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
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