Bakersfield police officers dispatched Friday night to reports of an injury collision in the 900 block of Union Avenue discovered a bicyclist had been struck in a hit-and-run.

Bakersfield Police Department officers who responded at about 8:51 p.m. found area resident Tony Otero, 56, had been hit by a car traveling northbound as he rode his bicycle across Union Avenue.

Otero was taken to a local hospital with unspecified moderate to major injuries.

The car that struck him is described as a newer, dark-colored, four-door compact, which drove away north on Union Avenue after the accident.

Further details on the accident and Otero's exact condition remained unknown Saturday.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact BPD at 327.7111.

-- The Californian