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Bicyclist critically injured in Morro Bay hit-and-run

Police said the man was riding home from work at the time
Morro Bay cyclist injured by hit-and-run driver
Posted at 12:07 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 02:03:43-04

Morro Bay police are looking for a driver they say hit a bicyclist Wednesday evening and then took off.

The hit-and-run reportedly happened at about 7 p.m. along Quintana Road.

Police say the 55-year-old bicyclist was heading home from work and riding in the bike line when he was hit by a driver heading northbound.

The rider sustained several injuries and at last check was in critical but stable condition, according to police.

The vehicle possibly involved is described as a 2015 Chevy Colorado that is royal or navy blue and would have damage to the front bumper, police say.

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A photo of a similar vehicle to the one possibly involved in the collision

Anyone with information that may help police is asked to call (805) 772-6225. Anonymous tips can be made to San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

Workers at Bayside Care Center in Morro Bay say the man hit was an employee there.

They're holding a fundraiser next week to help raise money to help with medical bills and the purchase of a new bike, which is how he gets to and from work.

It's happening Friday, Oct. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. at Bayside Care Center's front patio, 1405 Teresa Dr. in Morro Bay.

Hamburger and hot dog lunch plates will be sold for $5 each.