Hit and run: Driver’s car hits cyclist on Seventh Street at Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach police responded to a hit and run on Seventh Street at Bellflower Boulevard Sunday night.

Police received the call at about 8:42 p.m. Sunday. The driver of an older-model black hatchback, according to a witness account, reportedly struck the cyclist, who appeared to be homeless, before driving away, said LBPD Lt. Megan Zabel.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition, she said.

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Tim Grobaty is a columnist and opinions editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his newspaper career at the Press-Telegram in 1976 as a copy boy and moved on to feature writer, music critic, TV critic, copy editor and daily columnist. He’s the author of several books, including I’m Dyin’ Here, and he lives in Long Beach.