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Cyclist seriously injured in hit and run

A cyclist is recovering from major injuries after being hit by a car that drove away from the scene.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, police were called to Cedar Street, south of Wentworth Street West, after receiving a call about two cyclists being hit by a car. Witnesses at the scene told police that a white Honda Civic heading south on Cedar brushed beside one cyclist and hit the second. The vehicle initially stopped and both occupants went to the injured cyclists, but both ran back to the Civic and drove off.

One cyclist, a 21-year-old male, was rushed to hospital with major injuries before being rushed to a Toronto-area trauma centre, where he remains in serious condition. The other cyclist, an 18-year-old Oshawa male, suffered minor injuries.

The driver is described as a white female and older in appearance with shoulder-length hair.

The passenger is described as a white male in his mid-30s and five feet and eight inches tall with a heavy build.

The vehicle is a newer model white Honda Civic with damage to the front passenger side bumper, included but not limited to, the black plastic insert below the passenger side headlight. The vehicle may also have a damaged hood and/or windshield.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call Det. Const. McDonald at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5213.