A ambulance operated by Rural/Metro Corp. for San Diego. Photo courtesy Rural/Metro

A bicyclist suffered a serious brain bleed when he was hit by a car in Mission Beach Sunday whose driver fled the scene, police said.

Investigators believe a 1990s red Toyota Camry hit the bicyclist around 9:50 a.m. at West Mission Bay Drive and Gleason Road, Officer Dan Lasher of the San Diego Police Department said.

Witnesses told police passengers exited the vehicle after the crash and the driver drove away. Someone followed the car to Pershing Drive near San Diego City College and recorded its license plate number, Lasher said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of the brain bleed and a shoulder injury, Lasher said.

— City News Service

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