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Bicyclist Struck in Hit-and-Run in Plainfield: Police

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Plainfield Police are investigating after a bicyclist was struck in a hit-and-run on Friday night.

First responders were called to the McDonalds on Lathrop Road after getting a report of an injured person who was hit by a vehicle.

According to police, 19-year-old James Trask, of Plainfield, told officers that he was riding his bike from McDonald's to the Shell Gas Station on Lathrop Road.

He said he stopped at the Interstate 395 northbound on ramp and checked for oncoming traffic. When he saw no vehicles, he attempted to cross and was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene.

Trask reported a dark color, possibly black, Toyota Highlander continued driving northbound onto Interstate 395.

Police said Trask was able to provide a partial registration plate of the vehicle and officers believe there is damage to the driver's side front quarter panel and door.

Trask was transported to Backus Emergency Care Center in Plainfield to be treated for potential injuries and was later released.

The crash remains under investigation. If you have information about the crash, you're encouraged to contact police at (860) 564-0804.

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