Driver Leaves Scene After Striking Bicyclist Near Union Station

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    Police are searching for the person who struck a bicyclist near Union Station Thursday night and left the scene.

    Authorities say the victim was riding a Capital Bikeshare bicycle in the 200 block of H Street NE when he was hit by a dark gray, four-door Honda Accord around 10:30 p.m.

    Driver Hits Bicyclist, Flees Scene in NE D.C.

    [DC] Driver Hits Bicyclist, Flees Scene in NE D.C.
    News4's Shomari Stone is live in northeast D.C. where a man using a Capital Bikeshare bike Thursday night was struck by a driver who fled the scene. (Published Friday, May 2, 2014)

    The bicyclist was taken to an area hospital with serious to life-threatening injuries, where he remained Friday evening.

    "It's concerning that some just hits someone and goes off, particularly on a well-lit street like this," bicyclist Ross Nizlek said. 

    Bicyclist Struck Near Union Station

    [DC] Bicyclist Struck Near Union Station
    Police are searching for the person who struck a bicyclist near Union Station Thursday night and left the scene. (Published Friday, May 2, 2014)

    Shane Farthing with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association told News4 H Street NE is an area of serious concern for bicyclists.

    "H Street is quickly growing and it's a difficult area for bicyclists," he said. "I just want to let people know there is other infrastructure made for bikes on G Street and I Street."

    Police say the striking vehicle - a dark gray 4-door Honda Accord -- may have suffered some damage.

    Anyone with information about this accident should call police.