Elderly cyclist struck in hit-and-run

A 69-year-old cyclist was injured in a hit-and-run collision early Saturday morning in George Town.

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer said a car and the man’s bicycle collided around 12.15 a.m. near the Rubis gas station on Eastern Avenue.

“The motor vehicle left the scene prior to police arrival,” according to a police statement on the incident.

The cyclist was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and subsequently discharged, police said.

Police are investigating the incident and are asking anyone who has any information to call Traffic Management on 649-6254 or 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided via Miami-based call center of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (TIPS).

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