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Burnaby RCMP seek vehicle, driver in Lougheed hit-and-run

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Burnaby RCMP are seeking the suspect vehicle in a hit-and-run Monday night that put a cyclist in hospital in serious condition.

Just after 11 p.m. on May 7, a small SUV was seen heading east on Lougheed Highway near Sperling Avenue, say Burnaby RCMP. A witness saw the SUV make a sudden movement, presumably to avoid a collision, then they saw a person being thrown through the air.

The SUV stopped at first, then sped away from the scene.

The cyclist, who was not identified until the next morning and whose name is not being released, was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital where he is recovering from "significant injuries to his head."

He was not wearing a helmet and was wearing dark clothes at the time of the crash. "He is conscious and communicating but we don't know the extent of his injuries," said Burnaby RCMP Corp. Rick Skolrood Tuesday morning.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-coloured 2002 to 2006 Honda CRV with damage to its front end. The vehicle should be missing a front hood visor.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information on the identity of the suspect vehicle or its driver, is asked to call the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.

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