Bicycle Victoria has called on the cyclist who knocked down a pedestrian in Melbourne's Bourke Street late yesterday to get in touch with police.
Don McFadyen, 62, was taken to hospital with a dislocated hip and a severe fracture of the arm above his elbow.
He was knocked down after getting off a tram in Swanston Street at 5.15pm (AEDT).
Bicycle Victoria chief executive Harry Barber said police wanted to talk to the cyclist and urged the man, believed to be in his 20s, to hand himself in.
Mr Barber believes paramedics at the scene treated both men and when the rider had recovered he got back on his bike and rode away.
"It wasn't that he knocked the pedestrian down and kept riding, he also needed treatment himself," Mr Barber told AAP.
"But when you cause an injury on the road, you have to leave your name and address - you need to hang around."
However, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Ambulance Service said paramedics' record of the incident showed that the cyclist had left the scene by the time they arrived.
Mr McFadyen's wife Jenny told Fairfax Radio Network her husband was lucky not to be more seriously injured.
"He was rather lucky, I think," Ms McFadyen said.
"The doctors said the cyclist must have been going at a fair pace because (Don) must have been thrown to be in the position he was in on the road."
Mr McFadyen remains in a stable condition in intensive care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
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