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According to The Coloradoan, on July 14th an 18-year old Windsor man struck a 53-year old bicyclist on Crossroads Boulevard, leaving the cyclist in critical condition. The driver has since been cited for careless driving causing serious bodily injury.

Both the driver and cyclist were heading west on the shoulder when the accident occured. It is unclear why the driver was riding on the shoulder. The driver struck the bike and the cyclist was thrown onto the hood of the car, leaving him unconscious and not breathing. The driver and another cyclist performed CPR and by the time the ambulance arrived, the cyclist had a pulse.

This accident is a reminder of the importance of bicycle safety and cars and bicycles sharing the road safely. Sonoma County Transit has a website describing the ten most common bicycle-car collision types and discusses how cyclists and drivers can avoid them.

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