Bicyclist injured by hit-and-run driver on Petaluma Hill Road

Authorities are looking for a champagne- or beige-colored Dodge truck in connection with a Friday morning hit-and-run crash with a bicyclist, a retired Sonoma State University professor who was gravely injured in the accident.

The suspect was driving a full-size Dodge pickup with a model year between 2002 and 2008, based on a side mirror and other wreckage found at the scene of the collision near Penngrove, CHP Officer Kerri Post said.

The truck would have its right side mirror sheared off and its front right headlight knocked out, with possible other damage to its right front as well, authorities said.

It was last seen headed southbound on Petaluma Hill Road toward Penngrove after swerving onto the shoulder and striking a bicyclist from behind near East Railroad Avenue, the CHP said.

The victim, a 65-year-old man known for riding his bike everywhere, was riding with at least one other companion on southbound Petaluma Hill Road near East Railroad Avenue when the truck swerved onto the shoulder and struck him, Post said.

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