A San Diego police cruiser
A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A bicyclist received serious injuries after he was hit head-on by car in the Bankers Hill neighborhood early Sunday.

A 44-year-old man was riding his bicycle south in the northbound lanes on First Avenue near Ivy Street at about 2 a.m. when he was struck by a northbound vehicle, San Diego Police Sgt. Thomas Sullivan said.

The driver did not stop at the scene, and continued north on First Avenue.

The bicyclist was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with life-threatening injuries, including “multiple brain bleeds” and a broken jaw, Sullivan said.

–City News Service