Rockford, Illinois police are asking the public to help locate this suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run with a cyclist.  Have you seen it?

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After reading the story that a 61-year-old Rockford man was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a car on Friday, September 15th, 2023, it makes me so nervous for anybody else who bikes around Rockford near busy intersections.

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Here's what happened:

Approximately 8:26am on Friday, September 15th, 2023, Rockford Police responded to a call at the 5500 block of E State Street for a traffic crash involving a car and bicyclist.  After the 61-year-old cyclist was hit, the 1997-1997 tan Toyota Camry, fled the scene.  The cyclist was transported to the hospital where he is in critical condition.

Photos have now been released to the public of the tan Toyota Camry.

Angle from the driver side of the vehicle:

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Read More: 9-Year-Old Illinois Boy Struck By Train, Killed Biking To School 

As you can see here, there is heavy damage to the windshield on the driver's side of the vehicle.  Pretty identifiable!

It's roughly a 1997-1999 tan Toyota Camry officers are searching for.

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If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 966-2900.  You can also submit anonymous tips: text RPDTIP to 847411.  Any tips are helpful.

If you are an active cyclist in areas near large intersections or heavy traffic, stay safe.

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