Driver speeds off after hitting cyclist in Chollas View

SAN DIEGO — Police say a driver took off after hitting a bicyclist in the Chollas View area Saturday night.

The crash was reported around 7:30 p.m. on 47th Street near Highway 94 and Gompers Preparatory Academy. When officers arrived, they found a cyclist suffering from a serious head injury. The rider was rushed to the hospital.

Police said the crash was considered a felony hit-and-run. Investigators closed 47th between Hilltop Drive and C Street, and officers continued the search for the driver, who was last seen headed south on 47th.

We will update this developing story as we learn more.