Sedan 45-55 MPH Strikes Woman Bicyclist on Lugonia, Flees to Mentone

The injured woman was transported to a hospital Friday night in serious condition.

Update 6:03 p.m. The victim has been identified as a 51-year-old woman who was visiting the Redlands area, city spokesman Carl Baker said. Her name was not released.

Posted 4:38 p.m. A sedan going 45 to 55 miles per hour struck a woman on a mountain bike Friday night on Lugonia Avenue and fled east toward Mentone, and the woman was hospitalized in serious condition, a city spokesman said.

Police were seeking assistance from the public to identify the victim and to locate the hit-and-run driver and vehicle, which was described as a newer, black, mid-size 4-door sedan with tinted windows.

The vehicle sustained front end damage to the bumper, windshield and roof in the crash, Redlands spokesman Carl Baker said.

The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. Oct. 26 in eastbound lanes of Lugonia Avenue at Grove Street, Baker said.

"The victim, a black woman in her 30s or 40s, was riding a mountain bike east on Lugonia," Baker said. "The suspect vehicle was driving the same direction when it struck the cyclist at about 45 to 55 mph. The vehicle continued east on Lugonia towards Mentone."

Redlands paramedics responded, treated the woman, and transported her to
a local hospital in serious condition, Baker said.

"Police have no identification for the victim and need the public's help in identifying both the suspect vehicle and the victim," Baker said.

Anyone with more info was urged to contact Redlands Police Dispatch
at (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tips can be provided by texting 274637 using the keyword "REDTIP."

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