Police released two photographs Friday of a car believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash in Linda Vista that left a bicyclist injured on the roadway.
The photos – pulled from surveillance video – show a vehicle described by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) as a light metallic-colored Toyota Corolla, possibly a model year 1998 to 2000. Police said the car likely sustained damage to its hood, windshield and the front headlight on the passenger side.
Police believe the driver of the vehicle was involved in a Nov. 25 hit-and-run in Linda Vista. At around 2:50 p.m., a man was riding his bicycle eastbound in the 6900 block of Morley Way. Police said the bicyclist failed to stop at a stop sign at Morley Way and Morley Street and rode into the path of the Toyota Corolla, which was traveling southbound on Morley Street.
The driver didn’t stop after the accident and was last seen traveling southbound on Linda Vista Road. The bicyclist suffered lacerations on his face and fractures to his leg in the crash.
The SDPD is hoping someone recognizes the car in the photos and can help detective identify the hit-and-run suspect. For now, that driver is described by police as a man in his 20s with short, black hair. Anyone with information on this case can reach out to the SDPD’s Traffic Division at (858) 495-7808 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.