SALINAS (CBS SF) — A 22-year-old exchange student from Australia suffered a severe injury to her foot in a hit-and-run accident Monday morning in Salinas, police said.

The woman, who is not being identified, was riding her bicycle northbound on Bardin Road near Sconeberg Parkway at about 8:50 a.m. when she was hit from behind by a pickup truck, police said.

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The vehicle was described as a beige-colored GMC or Nissan-type pickup.

The driver drove away from the accident scene, heading north on Bardin, police said.

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The woman was wearing a helmet but her left foot was nearly severed. She also suffered a contusion on her left hip and scrapes on her elbow, police said. She was transported to a hospital where doctors were attempting to save her foot.

Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to contact Officer Jeff Munoz at (831) 758-7980.

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