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Driver cited after hitting teenage cyclist

Fri., March 4, 2011, 9:56 p.m.

A teenage bicyclist was trapped under a car about 8 p.m. today after he was struck while crossing the road.

The 16-year-old, whose name was not released, was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. Kevin Huddle of the Spokane Police Department. The driver, Richard Snow, was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

Snow was turning onto southbound Grand Boulevard from eastbound 29th Avenue when he hit the bicyclist in the crosswalk. Huddle said the driver was making a right on a red light. He stopped and checked traffic before making the turn but did not see the bicyclist, who had the right-of-way.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet but did not suffer serious injuries.


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