A cyclist who was struck over the weekend by a hit-and-run driver is in a coma, and authorities have been unable to identify her, a police spokesman said.

A cyclist who was struck over the weekend by a hit-and-run driver is in a coma, and authorities have been unable to identify her, a police spokesman said.

Police also are still looking for the vehicle that struck the cyclist and the person who was driving the car.

The crash was reported Saturday in the area of Fifth and Pottawatomie streets. A car was traveling north on Fifth Street when it struck the cyclist. Witnesses believe the car was exceeding the speed limit, said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

After striking the cyclist, the driver of the car reportedly turned around and headed south on Fifth Street.

The cyclist, who is believed to be about 40 years of age, suffered head injuries and was taken to the hospital. Police initially were unable to talk to the woman because she was unconscious after the crash.

An officer visited the hospital Monday, but the woman was in a coma, Nicodemus said.

“We’ve taken some fingerprints and are hoping to make an identification that way,” Nicodemus said.

The car that was involved in the crash is described as a red four-door Mazda that likely has front-end damage.

“We would like some help,” Nicodemus said. “We’re trying to find that car.”

People with information about the vehicle 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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