Bicyclist in critical condition after hit-and-run in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Police in St. Petersburg are looking for a driver who they say hit a bicyclist then left the scene, leaving him in critical condition.

The crash happened in the 4200 block of 1st Avenue North, between 41st Street and 43rd Street, just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

Police say 23-year-old Connor Bolton was riding his bike east, against the flow of traffic when he was hit head-on by a vehicle headed west. After stopping momentarily, officers say the driver took off.

Bolton came to rest in the middle of 1st Avenue North. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in critical condition.

Investigators say they believe they’re looking for a General Motors truck or SUV that’s red or burgundy and has damage to the front end, and possibly the hood and windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to call (727) 893-7780. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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