August 29, 2014 8:07 pm

Edmonton police search for driver following hit-and-run involving cyclist

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Francis Vachon, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON – A 54-year-old man is in hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his electric bicycle in northwest Edmonton Friday morning.

Shortly after 6 a.m., police say the man was riding on a sidewalk in the area of 132 Avenue and 127 Street, when he was struck by a car that was turning into a gas station parking lot.

Police say the car then drove away from the scene.

The 54-year-old man was able to return home, where he had a friend take him to hospital. Police say the man suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital Friday night.

The cyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time.

Officers are now searching for the driver of the car. They are also looking for a passerby who briefly stopped to check on the man.

Anyone who many have witnessed the collision is asked to contact police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

Global News

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