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Bicyclist Struck by Car on Key Boulevard

by Jennifer Currier December 10, 2015 at 11:00 am 0

A bicyclist was struck by a car at the intersection of N. Rhodes Street and Key Boulevard in the Colonial Village area this morning.

The accident occurred around 9:45 a.m. Witnesses said the victim — who they identified as a male — was riding down Key, though it was unclear if he was turning or continuing straight onto the bike route toward Rosslyn Heights.

The car involved was coming up N. Rhodes from Lee Highway. Though the driver seemed to slow down as he approached the intersection — which has stop signs in all directions — witnesses said he did not appear to come to a complete stop. He allegedly struck the bicyclist as he was proceeding straight through the intersection.

According to scanner traffic, the victim rolled over the hood of the car and onto its windshield, cracking it on the passenger side.

A witness said he could see cuts on the victim’s legs and could hear him yelling in pain from a few hundred feet away.

Initial reports said the victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. He was transported to the trauma center at George Washington University Hospital.

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