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Bicyclist has life-threatening injuries after being struck by car in Rockford

At 4:20 a.m., Rockford police reported a crash involving a bicyclist.
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Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 8:06 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A bicyclist is in critically condition for life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car early Wednesday morning on Rockford’s east side.

At 4:20 a.m., Rockford police reported a crash involving a bicyclist. The driver said that as he was heading eastbound on Broadway, a bicyclist crossed directly in front of him, heading northbound on 18th Street.

Officers found a 56-year-old man lying in the roadway in front of the vehicle. The bicyclist was taken to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition at this time.

The driver of the car remained at the scene and placed the 911 call for assistance. The crash shut off traffic around 18th Street and Broadway in Rockford. Police report that as of 8:15 a.m. Broadway has since reopened to traffic.

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