This story has been updated.
Police are looking for the driver of a white vehicle who struck a cyclist Tuesday morning on Euclid Avenue near Elizabeth Street.
The victim was breathing but not conscious when officers arrived on the scene, according to Atlanta Police. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center. Details about his condition were not available as of Wednesday.
In a public Facebook post on Bike Commuters of Atlanta, someone described seeing the hit and run happen.
“I hear a woman screaming on the phone, ‘please hurry someone just got hit by a car and they didn’t stop.’ I pulled a blanket from my trunk and ran to the man and placed it around his head to stop the bleeding. His eyes open and clearly in shock,” the post says.
“He had been hit by an SUV that was speeding down the street and knocked him straight up over his car and left them lying there. One person tried to chase the car, but couldn’t catch up to them,” the post says.
Police say a caller reporting the incident described the vehicle that hit the cyclist as a “white vehicle.” No other details about the vehicle that hit the cyclist were available as of Wednesday.
In a recent news release, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition noted that Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County have the highest total number of bicycle crashes in the state of Georgia.
From 2010-2015, Atlanta had 810 bicycle crashes and eight bicycle fatalities.
This is the full information provided by the Atlanta Police Department:
The call came in at 10am at Euclid Ave and Elizabeth St. Caller advised that a person on a motor bike was struck by a white vehicle that fled the scene. The victim was breathing but not conscious. He was transported to AMC. The investigation is ongoing. The remarks stated “motor bike” in the call, but it was in fact a bicycle.