911 caller says Orlando police cruiser involved in hit-and-run

Marked car leaves scene after bicyclist knocked down, caller says

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department on Wednesday released a 911 call of a witness who says a marked police cruiser left the scene of an accident that injured a bicyclist.

[LISTEN:  911 call in possible hit-and-run]

Police say the car and the man on the bicycle were both heading north on Narcoosee Road early Monday when the car turned into the path of the bicycle at Dowden Road. The man on the bicycle was thrown to the ground and possibly dislocated his shoulder.

"A man (was) riding a bicycle and one of your police cars almost ran him over ... ran him over ... hit him and knocked him on the ground," the 911 caller said.

Police say it's not clear if the car and the bicycle actually made contact, as damage to the bicycle wasn't clearly visible.

Witnesses described the car as a marked police Crown Victoria.

Investigators say they're now checking to see if there were any police cruisers in the area at the time of the crash.

Local 6 asked Orlando police for the names of the bicyclist and the witnesses involved but were told that information was not being released because the crash report is not yet complete.

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