Police hunt hit-run driver who mowed down cyclist

POLICE are hunting a driver who mowed down a cyclist in a shocking hit-and-run north of Brisbane.

The 70-year-old man was riding along the Hornibrook Esplanade at Clontarf when he was struck by a white Hyundai i30 about 8.30am on Saturday.

Police said the impact of the crash threw the cyclist into the path of a second vehicle.


“The impact of the crash caused the male rider to strike a second vehicle before falling onto a refuge island in front of the Bells Caravan Park,” police said.

The driver of the Hyundai allegedly left the scene, leaving behind the badly injured 70-year-old man.

He was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with serious head injuries and spinal fractures.

The man remained in hospital on Thursday and was in a stable condition, police said.

Police are investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.

They particularly want to speak with anyone who may have dashcam footage of the Esplanade on the morning of May 11.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.