Cyclist hurt in Mission Bay hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO — A bicyclist was hospitalized Tuesday with serious injuries after she was hit by a motorist who then drove away in Mission Bay, police said.

It happened around 8:05 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of West Mission Bay Drive, west of Ingraham Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

A 40-year-old woman was crossing West Mission Bay Drive on a bicycle from north to south when she was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound, Buttle said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening, Buttle said.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the cyclist drove away, Buttle said, adding that it was described as a tan or gold sedan.