Cyclists struck by car

TWO cyclists were taken to hospital on Wednesday after they were struck by a car on Gibsons Rd, Sale, about 5.25am.

Police said three cyclists were riding when the rear rider was struck by the car and knocked to the ground.

The second rider was then hit, and reportedly rolled over the bonnet and windscreen before being thrown into the rear of a parked car.

The third cyclist was uninjured.

A witness reported the driver of the car slowed briefly, before driving off.

One of the cyclists, a local man aged in his 30s, was taken to Sale hospital before being transported to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital with head injuries.

The other cyclist, also a local man aged in his 30s, was taken to Sale hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the vehicle involved had been described as a white early model Commodore sedan (possibly a VT).

Police said the vehicle would have a smashed windscreen, front left panel damage and would be missing the passenger-side mirror.

Police are appealing for the driver to come forward.

People with information are urged to phone Sale police on 5142 2200 or to remain anonymous, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.