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VPD investigates hit-and-run involving elderly cyclist

VPD is investigating a hit-and-run that sent an elderly cyclist to hospital with life-threatening injuries shortly before 10 a.m. today.

The cyclist, a man in his 70s from Vancouver, was riding near 4th Avenue and Collingwood Street when he was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop. The cyclist was taken to hospital and is in serious condition.

Witness reports suggest a taxi may have been involved.

The VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit is leading the investigation and has identified a suspect. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be provided as they come available.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.