A CYCLIST has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash - and police are still searching for a driver.

Officers were called to the A259 near Brunswick Terrace shortly after 12 noon on Thursday, April 15, to a collision involving a cyclist and a car.

The black car failed to stop at the scene and fled, going west.

The 42-year-old cyclist suffered leg and arm injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Police are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in Hove.

"It is thought that there would have been a lot of people and other motorists around at the time of the incident and police are keen to identify the vehicle involved and the driver.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash cam footage of either party prior to the incident is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk , report online or call 101 quoting serial 570 of 15/04."