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Bicyclist seriously injured in St. Petersburg hit-and-run

ST. PETERSBURG — A 49-year-old bicyclist had life-threatening injuries after a Sunday night hit-and-run, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The man, who was not identified, was traveling south on Fourth Street N about 11 p.m. His bike had front and rear lighting, police said.

As he neared 73rd Avenue N, a white midsized sedan struck the bicyclist from behind, sending the man onto the sidewalk on the west side of Fourth Street.

The bicyclist hit his head on the base of a light pole and was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle left the scene.

Officers are asking for help finding the vehicle, which could possibly be a Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable.

Officers said the vehicle could possibly be from the mid 1990s with four doors and dark, tinted windows. There should be damage to the right front. The right front fender and hood could also be damaged.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at (727) 893-7780.

Bicyclist seriously injured in St. Petersburg hit-and-run 09/13/10 [Last modified: Monday, September 13, 2010 9:51pm]
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