Police have released surveillance images showing an SUV and a bicyclist seconds before the vehicle ran a red light, hitting and gravely injuring the rider late at night in a well-traveled St. Paul intersection.
The driver remains a fugitive.
Authorities also now have a description of the SUV that ran over Jose Hernandez Solano, 52, of St. Paul, about 12:10 a.m. Sunday at Grand Avenue and W. 7th Street, just to the west of downtown. He was riding from his job at Brasa Rotisserie about 1¼ miles to the west on Grand.
The SUV is a Hyundai Santa Fe, ranging in model year from 2008 to 2010. Police said that the vehicle is platinum sage metallic in color but “could look light green, silver or beige, depending on the lighting.” It also has dark-colored rims. The collision left the SUV with front-end damage and no passenger-side mirror, police added.
A Regions Hospital spokeswoman said Thursday morning that Solano was in critical condition.
Solano’s restaurant co-workers established a GoFundMe page to raise money for Solano.
Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver is asked to call police at 651-291-1111.