Police asking anyone who was in the area or witnessed cyclist collision to come forward

Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating a hit-and-run injury collision that occurred during the early morning hours Sunday.

 On Jan. 26, 2014 at approximately 2:49 a.m. a passerby contacted police after observing an injured male lying in the northbound lanes of Stafford Drive on the bridge deck. Upon arrival police located a 45-year-old male cyclist who appeared to be the victim of a hit and run collision. The male was initially transported to Chinook Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later transferred to Calgary Foothills Hospital. He remains in Foothills Hospital in critical condition.

 Some witnesses have already come forward and investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of the Stafford Drive bridge deck just before 2:49 a.m. Sunday morning to contact police.

 Witnesses have described two vehicles that were in the area at the time of the collision – a white, late 90s model half ton truck and newer, silver Ford or Toyota crew cab truck. In relation to the white truck, witnesses observed three subjects – a Caucasian female, mid-30s with a “coarse voice” who was wearing a leather jacket and two males wearing dark clothing.

 Police would like to speak to the occupants of the silver truck and white truck along with anyone else who may have information about the collision. 

 The offending vehicle will have damage to the front passenger side headlight and hood area.

 Investigation in the matter is ongoing.

 Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

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