policeblotter_sfa.jpgA suspect in a weekend hit-and-run that left one cyclist remains at large, SFPD confirmed today.

As first reported by Mission Local, a male cyclist was transported to SF General after a hit and run accident at 21st and Mission.

Officer Albie Esparza tells the Appeal today that at 11:58 PM on October 22, SFPD received “multiple calls” reporting that a dark colored SUV had struck a cyclist at 21st and Mission, then had fled the scene.

The suspect in the incident abandoned his vehicle (reported by Mission Local as a gray-green Land Rover, a detail Esparza could not confirm) on Mission between 22nd and 23rd. Witnesses say the driver, an Asian male described as 6’1″ and wearing a “baby-blue t-shirt” might have caught a cab at that location.

A passenger from the SUV was detained and questioned by officers, who, according to Mission Local, “said he does not know the driver and had just met him that night.” According to Esparza, the passenger was not arrested.

The SUV was towed to CSI where it’ll be processed for evidence, says Esparza. The registered owner of the SUV will also be questioned, Esparza said.

The cyclist’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, and he’s expected to recover. Esparza says that anyone with information on the hit-and-run can call the SFPD’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send an anonymous tip by text message to TIP411.

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