A male bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run accident on Cowper Street on Tuesday (July 19) morning, Palo Alto police and fire officials said.
The man, who is in his mid-50s, was riding his bike across the Cowper intersection at Oregon Expressway at 11:27 a.m. when the accident occurred. He received minor injuries and was released at the scene, Acting Fire Battalion Chief Jason Amdur said.
Police Detective Sal Madrigal said the unidentified driver of a white Volvo was traveling southwest on Oregon Expressway and made a right-hand turn onto Cowper Street when he or she collided with the victim and sped away.
The victim was riding his bike across the Cowper intersection, he said.
The driver and the vehicle's license plate remain unidentified at this time, Madrigal said.
Anyone who might have witnessed the incident is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department at 650-329-2413.