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Cyclist injured by hit-and-run driver in downtown Vancouver

Paramedics on scene of a hit-and-run that injured a cyclist on Granville Street and Pender Street in downtown Vancouver Thursday, July 25, 2019.
Paramedics on scene of a hit-and-run that injured a cyclist on Granville Street and Pender Street in downtown Vancouver Thursday, July 25, 2019. Granville Street/Twitter

Vancouver police are searching for a driver who left the scene after hitting and injuring a cyclist in the downtown core Thursday afternoon.

Police confirmed around 2:30 they were on scene at the collision, which happened on the corner of Pender Street and Granville Street.

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BC Emergency Health Services said they were called to the scene just after 1:40 p.m., and transported the cyclist to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the collision was a hit-and-run, and have closed down the area to traffic. The closure is expected to last for at least a few hours, police added.

Pictures posted to social media show several bystanders attending to the cyclist, who has not been identified.

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They also show a heavily damaged bicycle lying on the road.

Unlike several streets in downtown Vancouver, Pender Street does not have a separated bike lane in the area around Granville Street.

The street is, instead, considered a shared lane between cyclists and drivers.

A description of the hit-and-run vehicle has not yet been shared by police.

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