CARLSBAD, CA – A bicyclist was struck and injured by a driver who fled the scene on Sunday morning, ABC San Diego reports. Police later arrested the man they believe responsible for the crash, and have charged him with felony hit-and-run with injuries and DUI.
The victim, identified only as a 65-year-old Arizona woman, was riding her bicycle near La Costa Canyon High School when she was struck by a black Cadillac, which left the scene without stopping. Authorities arrived on the scene shortly after 10:40 a.m., and took the seriously injured woman to Palomar Medical Center.
Police soon discovered the Cadillac with the aid of a helicopter. They arrested its driver and booked him into Vista Detention Facility. He has been identified as John Hutchinson, 26.
Authorities are continuing their investigations.
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