VIDEO: LAPD searches for hit-and-run driver involved in horrific collision with cyclist

Los Angeles Police Department detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying a hit-and-run suspect who collided with a bicylist who was left in critical condition.

The accident occurred on May 10, around 6:55 p.m., when a maroon Kia Optima with black rims was traveling eastbound on Florence Avenue, the cyclist was crossing westbound on Flower Street. The Kia made a right turn from the number two lane of Florence Avenue and hit the cyclist, causing them to fly off the bike.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and identify themselves or render aid as required by law, and then fled the scene speeding southbound on Flower Street.

The cyclist was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

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Maroon Kia Optima with black rims was travelling eastbound on Florence Avenue on May 10 at 6:55 PM Photo credit LAPD

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Detective Ramirez, South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.