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Driver Surrenders, Bicyclist Hospitalized Following Hit-And-Run Crash In Monrovia

MONROVIA (CBS) — A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle Monday in Monrovia and hospitalized in stable condition.

The collision occurred at Violet Avenue and Foothill Boulevard about 6 p.m., said Sgt. P. Newton of the Monrovia Police Department.

Monrovia Hit  And Run
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"It's kind of a cruel thing to do if you hit someone and you take off and run -- you're not giving the person a chance to survive in some cases," said Mark Spencer, who said he heard the crash from inside his home. "It takes a low-down, dirty dog to do that, if you ask me."

The bicyclist was making a left turn and was struck from behind, Newton said.

His helmet was sent flying in the air and his helmet cracked into pieces upon hitting the cement.

The driver fled the scene of the crash. Witnesses say he was driving an SUV and didn't even slow down following the collision.

The bicyclist was lucid and speaking with paramedics. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police say the driver contacted them approximately an hour after the collision and they met him and took him into custody. His name has not been released because he has not been booked yet.

He was expected to be charged with felony hit-and-run.

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