Police Seek Driver in Valley Center Hit-and-Run Collision on Lilac Road
VALLEY CENTER, CA (November 27, 2019) — A bicyclist sustained injuries in a hit-and-run collision on Lilac Road near Hideaway Lake Circle Saturday afternoon.
The 71-year-old cyclist from Carlsbad was northbound on Lilac Road when a vehicle struck him at about 12:53 p.m. The cyclist fell off his bike as a result.
Emergency crews took the bicyclist to Palomar Medical Center with major injuries. On the other hand, the driver of the vehicle did not stop after the collision. The vehicle continued north on Lilac Road.
The officials requested the public’s help in identifying the driver responsible for the crash. They said the vehicle was likely a gray or silver Toyota 4Runner that may have damage to its right side. Any witness is urged to call the CHP’s Border Communications Center at 858-637-3800.
When driving, it is vital to always be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists. This is especially true when you are driving through an intersection, a parking lot, or a residential area. An unforeseen accident can be avoided by following the traffic laws and being cautious of the road ahead. Such actions can also ensure the safety of everyone.
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