Witnesses sought in hit-run involving bicyclist
Police are looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A boy riding a bicycle in the 1700 block of West 16th Street collided with a northbound car, and the motorist reportedly took off.
Police said the young cyclist was riding westbound on the south sidewalk approaching Magnolia Avenue when he crashed into a red, two-door sports car.
“The boy bounced over the hood of the car and fell to the ground. The car left the scene of the accident,” Sgt. Leanne Worthen said.
The boy told police he tried to stop but couldn't do it and collided with the car. He suffered minor injuries that included abrasions to his shin and elbow. His mother took him to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The driver is described as a white male in his 40s driving an older red, two-door sports car. The car possibly had an Arizona license plate.
Police ask anyone who witnessed the accident or has information to call Mary Zavala, traffic accident investigator, at 373-4700.
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