Sacramento police are trying to find a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision that left a bicyclist critically injured last week.
Officers responded about 5:35 p.m. Feb. 25 to the area of Fruitridge and Florin-Perkins roads regarding a hit-and-run collision involving a bicyclist. They found the bicyclist, a 26-year-old man, who had sustained life-threatening injuries. He was taken by the Sacramento Fire Department to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition, according to a Police Department news release.
Due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, the Police Department’s major collision investigation unit responded to the scene. Police said a preliminary investigation indicated the bicyclist was westbound along the north side of Fruitridge Road, east of Florin-Perkins Road, when a vehicle also westbound on Fruitridge Road struck the bicyclist, then fled.
Police on Wednesday released a surveillance photo of a vehicle that was in the area at the time of the collision. The vehicle, described as a brown or tan, full-size truck with front-end damage is considered a vehicle of interest, police said.
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Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the collision is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department via the Hit-and-Run Tip line, 916-808-3060.
Witnesses also may call the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.