Two bicycle riders, one of them pregnant, were struck and injured in a hit-and-run incident Monday night in south Hanford, according to Hanford police.

The male and female cyclists were riding their BMX-style bicycles north on 10 1/2 Avenue south of Hanford-Armona Road about 10:29 p.m. when they were struck from behind by what has been described as a black Cadillac truck.

Police say the vehicle was traveling at a "high rate of speed" when it slammed into the two.

A Hanford Police Department press release stated that the male cyclist was thrown from his bicycle and was found 176 feet away from the impact site.

He suffered major injuries to his entire body and was transported by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, according to the release.

His medical condition could not be immediately obtained Tuesday morning. 

Police say the female cyclist is six and a half months pregnant.

She was taken to Central Valley General Hospital in Hanford. A hospital employee said Tuesday morning that she had been discharged. No specifics were available about her condition or the condition of her unborn child.

The two cyclists were said to be obeying all traffic laws. Hanford was listed as their city of residence.

Police are searching for a black Cadillac truck with damage to the front end. The damage is likely to be on the passenger side of the front bumper in the license plate area.

Police are asking anybody with more information to contact Officer Jeff Davis of the Hanford Police Department at 585-2540.

The reporter can be reached at or 583-2432. Follow him on Twitter @snidever.

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