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Bicyclist Hit by Car, Critically Injured

Bicyclist Hit by Car, Critically Injured



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Sammy Linebaugh reporting A man is in critical condition this morning after he was hit by a car while riding his bike.

The accident happened on State Street in Salt Lake late last night.

Police say the 65-year-old man was on his bike riding eastward across the street at 1910 South, when he was struck by a car heading north.

Bicyclist Hit by Car, Critically Injured

The man smashed into the windshield of the car, but as the driver of that vehicle braked, it launched him more than 30 feet back onto the asphalt. He sustained severe injuries and was taken to LDS hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.

Sgt. Rick Findlay, Salt Lake Police Dept.: "There was enough evidence that the driver was impaired in some manner, so we are conducting a DUI investigation."

Bicyclist Hit by Car, Critically Injured

The driver's name is Steven Albrecht. Police say he refused a blood draw at the scene to determine whether drugs were involved. They arrested him, obtained a search warrant and performed that blood test. They expect results back sometime today and say if Albrecht was in fact, under the influence of drugs, he will be charged with a felony DUI and negligent collision. It is unclear whether the driver was speeding.

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