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Bicyclist, 70, hurt in hit-and-run Palatine crash

The cyclist was hospitalized with a serious head injury, police said.

A man, 21, was critically hurt in a hit-and-run crash Jan. 25, 2021 in West Pullman.
Police responded to a hit-and-run crash Nov. 22 in Palatine.
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Police are searching for a motorist who drove away after striking a 70-year-old man on a bicycle Sunday in suburban Palatine.

The driver allegedly went onto the shoulder and hit the cyclist about 3 p.m. in the 400 block of West Palatine Road, according to a statement from Palatine police.

The white SUV didn’t stop, and was last seen going east on Palatine Road from Hickory Street, police said.

The cyclist was hospitalized with a serious head injury, police said. The SUV model is possibly 2000 or newer.

Police asked anyone with information to call detectives at 847-359-9000.