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Bicyclist injured in Ocean Beach hit-and-run; reward offered for information on motorist

This vehicle, seen in a surveillance image, is suspected in a hit-and-run crash that injured a bicyclist in Ocean Beach.
This vehicle, seen in a surveillance image, is suspected in a hit-and-run crash that injured a bicyclist May 9 in Ocean Beach.
(Courtesy of Crime Stoppers)

A motorist struck and injured a bicyclist in Ocean Beach on May 9 and kept driving, according to San Diego police, who are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver.

The crash was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Cape May Avenue.

A 45-year-old man was crossing Sunset Cliffs Boulevard westbound on his bicycle and was hit by a newer-model white crossover-style SUV traveling north, according to police. The vehicle stopped briefly, then continued north on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and then east on Brighton Avenue.

The bicyclist suffered serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The SUV was described as having silver alloy wheels and likely has damage on its right front end, police said.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department at (858) 573-5002 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.


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