Close call: Bicyclists scramble to avoid Jacksonville Beach hit-and-run

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Surveillance video released by the Jacksonville Beach Police Department shows two bicyclists scramble out of the way as their bikes were plowed over in what was described as a hit-and-run.

In a news release, police asked for help locating a newer model Dodge Charger that’s silver or gray in color. The Police Department said the car will have damage to its front and passenger side.

One bicyclist, police said, sustained injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The other bicyclist did not appear to be injured.

According to the Police Department, witnesses told investigators that the act appeared to be intentional.

The man whose surveillance camera caught the act said he was inside his home when he heard the crash. He asked not to be identified. He said he looked outside and watched as the car drove away.

“It certainly looked like it could have been intentional. I don’t know what the reason would have been for that. It’s just strange that somebody would drive into two cyclists minding their own business at 6:30 in the morning," the man said.

The man told News4Jax that one of the cyclists, a woman, appeared to have an injury to her lower leg.

Anyone with information was asked to call 904-270-1675 and ask for Detective Thompson.

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