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Vancouver police investigating hit-and-run that injured elderly cyclist

Vancouver police are investigating a hit-and-run Tuesday morning that sent an elderly cyclist to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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Vancouver police are investigating a hit-and-run Tuesday morning that sent an elderly cyclist to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The cyclist, a man in his 70s, was rising near Fourth Avenue and Collingwood Street shortly before 10 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop.

 Vancouver Police. Photo by Dan Toulgoet/Vancouver CourierVancouver Police. File photo by Dan Toulgoet/Vancouver Courier

The man was taken to hospital and remains in serious condition.

According to a police press release, witness reports suggest a taxi may have been involved.

The department’s collision investigation unit is leading the investigation and has identified a suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call investigators at 604-717-3012.

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