Cyclist injured in hit-and-run in California Heights neighborhood, police say

A cyclist was injured after being struck by a car in Long Beach’s California Heights neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, and police are looking for the driver who fled the scene, authorities said.

The traffic collision occurred just after 2:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of East Wardlow Road, a few blocks west of Reservoir Park.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, the cyclist was riding his bicycle when the driver collided with him and fled the area.

The victim—who was only identified as a male adult— suffered injuries to the upper body and was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire personnel, the LBPD said. He is in stable condition, the department added.

No other details were provided and the investigation is ongoing.

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.