Police searching for driver who injured bicyclist in South LA hit-and-run

Actual driver car of maroon Kia Optima (LAPD)

Police on Wednesday circulated video and photos of a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist critically injured in South Los Angeles and asked for the public's assistance to identify the driver.

The collision occurred at about 6:55 p.m. Monday when the driver of a maroon Kia Optima traveling eastbound on Florence Avenue turned right onto Flower Street and struck a man riding his bicycle in the crosswalk, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement.

The driver of the Optima failed to stop and continued southbound on Flower Street.

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Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and took the man to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Detective Ramirez of the LAPD South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.