Bicyclist injured in Encinitas hit and run


On Aug. 14 at about 6:45 a.m., a white SUV or similar style crossover vehicle was traveling eastbound on Leucadia Boulevard in Encinitas when it veered to the right, striking a bicyclist who was traveling eastbound in the dedicated bike lane. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, continuing eastbound on Leucadia Boulevard.

The 41-year-old male bicyclist was conscious at the scene and was transported via ambulance to Scripps La Jolla hospital with serious injuries to his leg, face and lower back. The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The collision is being investigated by the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station Traffic Division and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for informational leading to a felony arrest.