Police: Car strikes cyclist on US 72 in Athens

Athens police are clearing the scene of a wreck that left a bicyclist seriously injured.

Posted: Dec 18, 2017 6:45 PM
Updated: Dec 18, 2017 7:09 PM

A cyclist has suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Athens.

Police say the collision happened at the intersection of US Highway 72 and Hines Street. Investigators say the cyclist was crossing the highway while being struck.

The person was treated at the scene and transported to Athens Limestone Hospital. Police believe he is now being airlifted to Huntsville Hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured, and police are still investigating the scene.

Police have reopened all lanes of traffic.

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