Escondido Hit-And-Run Driver Crashes Into Bicyclist

A bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after she was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Escondido late Saturday. 

Escondido Police and Fire responded to the call at Grand Avenue and Broadway around 6:50 p.m. When they arrived, the woman was lying in the eastbound lanes of Grand Avenue, unconscious. 

Police said witnesses and physical evidence at the scene showed the woman had been riding northbound on Broadway when she was hit by a car heading east on Grand Avenue. 

"The car never stopped and fled the scene," Escondido Police Department Officer Stephen Braucht said in a statement. 

The woman was taken to transported to Palomar Hospital with significant, life-threatening injuries at the time. 

A witness may have seen the crash and may have further information involving the car involved, police said. Police initially said the suspect was believed to have been driving a Toyota Corolla. 

The victim's identity is unknown at this time. Traffic Division is investigating.

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