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Police hunt driver of hire car involved in hit-and-run

The state of the bicycle after the incident.
The state of the bicycle after the incident. / SUR
  • The search is on for the driver of the vehicle that hit a cyclist but failed to stop on Sunday in Benalmádena

Police continue to search for the driver of a hire car that was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Benalmádena on Sunday.

A 41-year-old Swedish man suffered multiple injuries, including a blow to the head and serious bruising, after his bike was hit by a car on Avenida del Sol at 7.25am. The driver failed to stop after the accident.

The victim, who was conscious the whole time, was rushed to Malaga's Clínico hospital after the accident to undergo tests.

The vehicle involved, a Nissan Note, which turned out to belong to a car hire firm, was located in Torremolinos on Monday. Its damage was consistent with the broken pieces of bumper and fog light found at the scene of the accident. Its occupant at the time, though, still hasn't been located. Information provided by the car hire company shows that the driver was a French national, of north African origin, but that the address he provided was both incomplete and false.