A bicyclist was left with moderate injuries in a hit-and-run collision Friday on a narrow arterial street in Old Palo Alto, police said Tuesday.
Officers responded to multiple calls to dispatch of a hit-and-run collision in the 2200 block of Alma Street, north of North California Avenue, shortly before 5:30 p.m., police said.
Police and fire paramedics found a bicyclist in his 20s on the road with injuries to his head, according to the department.
An investigation showed the man was wearing a helmet while "lawfully" traveling south in the slow lane on Alma Street, where a driver attempted to pass him but hit the bicycle's left handlebar, police said. The impact caused the bicyclist to fall to the ground.
The bicyclist was transported to a hospital and has since been discharged. He continues recovering from his injuries at home, according to police.
The driver of the vehicle continued heading south without stopping, police said.
Witnesses described the car as a white four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota Corolla or similar car. One onlooker told investigators that the vehicle's passenger-side mirror may have hit the bicycle, police said.
Police had no description of the driver available as of Tuesday afternoon.
Police are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to call the dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to email [email protected] or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Police Department's free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.