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CHP Seeks Driver in Fallbrook Hit and Run

California Highway Patrol is seeking the driver of a hit and run that severely injured a bicyclist in Fallbrook Wednesday morning.

At approximately 5:35 a.m., CHP responded to a report of a hit and run off Olive Hill Road that sent a 46-year-old man to the hospital.

The driver of a gray Toyota Prius was traveling northbound along the right side of Olive Hill Road, north of Highland Oaks, when it collided with the bicycle of Carlos Floro Torres Mendez, and the driver fled the scene.

The collision tossed Mendez from his bike onto the roadway, where he sustained major injuries. He was transported to the Palomar Medical Center for treatment.

The vehicle is described as having moderate damage to the right front, including a shattered right front headlight, torn plastic on the right front bumper, damage to the right wheel, and possible hood damage.

The extent of the victim's injuries are unknown.

The collision remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident, suspect or vehicle is asked to contact CHP at (858) 637-3800.

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