GARDENA (CBSLA.com) — Police are searching for a driver who badly injured a bicyclist in Gardena Wednesday and fled the scene.
Authorities were called shortly before 10 p.m. to 1030 El Segundo Boulevard, where they found the victim lying in the street, according to Traffic Sergeant James Heitmeyer of the Gardena Police Department.READ MORE: NBA Star Russell Westbrook To Open New Charter School In South LA
Jessie Dotson, 60, sustained head injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in extremely critical condition. The Gardena resident had been riding to work.READ MORE: Lady Gaga's Dogwalker Shot, Wounded In Hollywood; 2 French Bulldogs Stolen
The hit-and-run driver was described as a Hispanic man in his 40s. He was reportedly driving a dark-colored compact vehicle with a “5” in the license plate. The collision shattered the vehicle’s windshield.MORE NEWS: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Motor Deputy Killed In Lakewood Crash
Witnesses were asked to contact the Gardena Police Department at (310) 217-6183.