Published: Sep 07, 2013 8:21 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 08, 2013 10:07 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Troopers say they found the vehicle involved in a hit and run crash with a bicyclist early Saturday in Port Charlotte.

Troopers say it happened on Gibralter Drive, east of Hernando Avenue.

The cyclist was traveling in the westbound lane when the car came up behind it, and hit the back of the bike. 45-year-old David Beck was thrown from his bike, and airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

 Troopers say the car's driver left the scene, contact them if you have any information.