ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police are searching for the driver who slammed into a bicyclist along the Pinellas Trail – and took off.

According to St. Petersburg Police, Steven Weldon was crossing 49th Street South on his bicycle and in a crosswalk when he was hit by a white sedan. Police said Weldon suffered several sprains and broken bones but is going to be alright.

"I just wish he would have stayed," said Weldon in an interview with 10News.   He said because of his injuries he has not yet been able to return to work.

"It would have been a citation at most. Now you ran and it’s a criminal charge," said Weldon.

He said the driver needs to come forward and take responsibility.

"I just need you to be a man. Explain to me what happened.  What distracted you?"

In a media release, police stated the driver stopped to move the bicycle out of the road before getting back in the car and driving away.

 Anyone with information about the car or the driver is being asked to contact the St. Petersburg Police Department at (727) 893-7780.

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