BikeLane.jpgSFPD continues to search for witnesses in a vehicular hit-and-run that injured a cyclist this weekend, but so far, an SFPD spokesperson says, no one has stepped forward with any information on the collision.

At about 12:20 a.m. Saturday, the victim, a 24-year-old man, was riding west on 25th Street when a gray sedan traveling east on 25th turned north onto Bartlett Street and reportedly struck him. The sedan did not stop, and continued down Bartlett.

As of Saturday, the bicyclist was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. SFPD spokesperson Officer Eric Chiang was unable to update us with his condition as of this morning, nor was he able to confirm (as some have asked) if the cyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

“I’m sorry to say that so far, no one’s called or come in” with any information on the case, Chiang told the Appeal. He urged anyone who might have seen the incident to contact police anonymously by calling (415) 575-4444 or by texting a tip to TIP411.

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  • renegade

    Whether or not the rider had a helmet, lights, and brakes, or was riding erratically, the motor vehicle made contact and the driver fled. If the rider was at fault, the driver could have claimed rider negligence and call it a day. However, the driver did not stop after causing injury, so that’s a felony hit-and-run (DMV 20002). Perhaps the driver chose hit-and-run over other possible felonies, e.g., DUI, DWI, GTA, or was unlicensed and/or uninsured.

    Commenters at SFHate overwhelming say the rider is guilty as he remains near death. Unfortunately, it’s totally possible the driver will never be apprehended. This is not uncommon and similar incidents will likely occur repeatedly.

  • renegade

    Whether or not the rider had a helmet, lights, and brakes, or was riding erratically, the motor vehicle made contact and the driver fled. If the rider was at fault, the driver could have claimed rider negligence and call it a day. However, the driver did not stop after causing injury, so that’s a felony hit-and-run (DMV 20002). Perhaps the driver chose hit-and-run over other possible felonies, e.g., DUI, DWI, GTA, or was unlicensed and/or uninsured.

    Commenters at SFHate overwhelming say the rider is guilty as he remains near death. Unfortunately, it’s totally possible the driver will never be apprehended. This is not uncommon and similar incidents will likely occur repeatedly.

  • Rigoberto Hernandez

    A neighbor told us (mission local) that he was not wearing a helmet.

  • Rigoberto Hernandez

    A neighbor told us (mission local) that he was not wearing a helmet.