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Gardena bicyclist in critical condition after hit-run accident

June 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police need the public's help finding the driver who hit a bicyclist in Gardena and then took off on Wednesday night.

Authorities say the accident happened at about 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of El Segundo Boulevard. The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in grave condition.

Police identified the bicyclist as 60-year-old Jessie Dotson of Gardena. He was reportedly riding his bicycle to work.

Dotson's family has gathered by his hospital bedside. The grandfather of three is in a coma after suffering a life-threatening head injury.

The vehicle that struck the victim was described as a dark-colored compact vehicle and should have damage to the front windshield.

Investigators say they do not have any leads on a suspect. Anyone with information is urged to call Gardena police at (310) 217-9600.


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