SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

A bicyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after he was hit by a car in Santa Maria.

The crash happened near Highway 135 and Waller Lane around 10:40pm Wednesday night.  Police say they found a 24-year-old man injured at the scene.

He was airlifted to Cottage Hospital with major injuries.

Police are still looking for the suspect who they say was riding a white 1990's model Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Anyone with more information is urged to call Santa Maria Police Department's Traffic Bureau at  (805) 928-3781 ex. 115.