Crime & Courts

Driver flees after car strikes teen cyclist in South Anchorage

A driver fled after his car struck a teenage boy who was biking in Anchorage’s Abbott Loop neighborhood Saturday night, police said.

The boy was brought to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, said police spokeswoman Renee Oistad.

Three people were riding bikes northbound near the 9400 block of Brayton Drive when one was hit by a car that was also northbound, Oistad said. The driver did not stop, she said. Police were called to the area just before 10:30 p.m.

There were limited details about the car’s description, Oistad said on Monday morning. No charges had been filed and police were still looking for the driver, she said.

Another cyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision Friday morning near downtown Anchorage.

Tess Williams

Tess Williams is a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, focusing on breaking news. Before joining the ADN in 2019, she was a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota and previously helped cover the Nebraska Legislature for The Associated Press. Contact her at