Shreveport cyclist seriously injured when hit by car

Published: Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:39 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 11, 2014 at 9:37 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A teen bicyclist sustained life threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon at an intersection in Shreveport's Cedar Grove neighborhood.

Police say the 16-year-old victim was hit by a silver Ford Taurus at the corner of E. 79th Street and Thornhill Avenue. The male cyclist was headed southbound and allegedly ran a stop sign when he was hit by a female driver.

The cyclist was taken to University Health Shreveport for treatment. The driver was also taken to UHS for a standard toxicology test, police said.

The Shreveport Police Department's major accident unit is on the scene investigating the incident.

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