No one likes hearing that there's been a hit-and-run; this time police say it's a cyclist who committed the offense. And it's serious.
Here's the official release from the Metropolitan Police Department:
Bicyclist Hit and Run with Pedestrian Injuries
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a hit and run crash in which a bicyclist struck two pedestrians in the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
At approximately 10 am on Friday, November 26, 2010, a male and a female pedestrian were walking in the south alley of the 600 block Massachusetts Avenue NW, when they were struck by a bicyclist. The impact caused the pedestrians, who are both in their 70s to fall. The bicyclist failed to stop. The bicyclist appeared to be a Hispanic male, with black hair, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and possibly riding a BMX style bicycle. The bicyclist was last seen traveling south through the alley towards I Street, NW. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both pedestrians to a local hospital. The male pedestrian was admitted in critical condition.
Anyone with information about the bicyclist or this crash is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746).
Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.