Police looking for sedan in hit-and-run collision that injured bicyclist near downtown Anchorage

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Sep. 9—Anchorage police say they are looking for a white sedan involved in a collision that left a bicyclist seriously injured on Friday morning.

Officers were called to the intersection of Gambell Street and Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m. for a report of a collision between a vehicle and a man on a bicycle, police said. The man was brought to a hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries.

The sedan was southbound on Gambell and had a green light when the collision occurred, according to an update Friday afternoon. The bicyclist was riding west on Fifth Avenue when the rider crossed the intersection "during a time when the 'Do Not Cross' pedestrian signal was displayed," the update said.

Police are asking for the public's help to locate the sedan, which they said may have damage to the front end, hood or windshield.

The investigation into the collision prompted partial lane closures on the southbound lanes of Gambell and westbound lanes of Fifth for several hours, police said.

No charges or citations had been issued by mid-morning Friday, said police spokeswoman Sunny Guerin.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.