Police are searching for a motorist they say struck a cyclist then fled early this morning in Waterloo.

The cyclist, a 60-year-old Waterloo man, was injured in the collision, and rushed to hospital in serious but non life-threatening condition.

Waterloo Region Police said the collision occurred around 5:40 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of University Avenue, near Highway 85. The driver's mirror was "sheared off" in the collision, police said.

It's believed the motorist was driving a larger vehicle, but police could not identify the type at this time.

Anybody in the area at the time is being asked to contact Waterloo Region Police's traffic division at 519-650-8500 ext. 8856.