Leavenworth authorities are trying to identify a driver who left the scene after crashing into a woman on a bicycle, a police spokesman said.

Leavenworth authorities are trying to identify a driver who left the scene after crashing into a woman on a bicycle, a police spokesman said.

The crash was reported at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Fifth and Pottawatomie streets.

A red four-door Mazda car was traveling north on Fifth Street. Witnesses believed the car was exceeding the speed limit, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The car struck the cyclist. The driver of the car then turned around and headed south on Fifth Street.

“The cyclist had head injuries,” Nicodemus said.

She was taken to the hospital.

Police did not initially know the identity of the cyclist who was unconscious following the collision. Nicodemus said an officer went to the hospital where the woman is being treated on Monday, but it was unclear if authorities were able to identify her.

Nicodemus said police are seeking the public’s help in locating the red Mazda that was involved in the crash. He said the vehicle likely has front-end damage.

Authorities have no other vehicle description information.

People with information about the crash can contact the Leavenworth Police Department at 913-651-2260. People also can leave anonymous tips by calling 913-682-CLUE, or 913-682-2583.

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