A bicyclist is in grave condition following a hit-and-run collision in Richmond early Saturday, police said.
About 12:40 a.m., Richmond police officers responded to 23rd Street and Downer Avenue, where they located a male bicyclist suffering from severe injuries in roadway, police spokesperson Lt. Felix Tan said.
The bicyclist appeared to have been struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. The victim was “transported to the hospital, where he remains in grave condition,” Tan said.
Witnesses described the driver as a juvenile who had passengers in the vehicle, which was seen fleeing north on 23rd Street after the collision. The car was described as a dark-colored, four-door Ford Crown Victoria, early 2000s. The investigation suggests it could be a former police or security vehicle with police-style spot lights. Evidence at the collision scene indicate the vehicle has damage to its headlight and is missing one of the police style spot lights, Tan said.
“It also possibly had after market rims,” he said.
Police have released surveillance camera footage taken near the scene.
“Although this picture is grainy, it is the best that we have at this time,” Tan said.
Police are seeking the community’s help in identifying the involved vehicle and driver. Anyone wit information is asked to contact Richmond PD Traffic Investigator Donald Patchin at (510) 965-4903 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you see a vehicle matching this description with the described damage, contact Richmond PD dispatch at (510) 233-1214.