Video shows vehicle of interest in Westerly hit-and-run

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WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) — After a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle over the weekend, surveillance video shared by Westerly police Monday morning shows a truck officers think may have been involved.

The bicyclist was on Canal Street about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when police believe a vehicle struck the rider then drove off. Rescue crews rushed the bicyclist to a hospital.

As of Monday morning, Westerly Police Chief Richard Silva said the bicyclist’s injuries were serious.

The vehicle had been described earlier as a Ford truck or SUV with a model year sometime in the 1990s, with damage expected on the passenger’s side – including the possibility of the passenger’s side mirror being missing.

Two surveillance videos police posted to their Facebook page showed a red pickup truck going down a two-lane street, in both cases going from left to right.

Anyone with information about the truck is asked to call Westerly Police Det. John Riley at (401) 348-6143.

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