San Diego

Driver Veers Right, Strikes Bicyclist in Encinitas, Flees

A driver heading down Leucadia Boulevard struck a bicyclist riding in the bike lane and fled the scene, San Diego Sheriff's Department officials (SDSO) said. 

The collision happened early Sunday at about 6:45 a.m. when a white SUV was driving east on Leucadia Boulevard in Encinitas, deputies said. 

The car veered to the right and struck a bicyclist traveling eastbound in his lane on Leucadia, deputies said. 

The driver fled the scene, heading eastbound on Leucadia. 

When deputies arrived, they found the 41-year-old victim conscious and breathing. 

He was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with serious injuries to his leg, face and lower back. They do not appear to be life-threatening, deputies said. 

There is no information on a possible suspect, deputies said. 

The North Coastal Sheriff's Station Traffic Division is investigating.

No other information was immediately available.

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