Published: Mar 06, 2014 5:37 AM EST
Updated: Mar 06, 2014 5:39 AM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. --  The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for hitting a bicyclist Wednesday night.

FHP says Joseph Newell, 18, was seriously injured when an unknown vehicle hit him as he crossed the street at the intersection if U.S. 41 and Beacon Manor Dr. around 8:30 p.m.

Anyone with information about the identity the driver should contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.