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APD: Anchorage cyclist who ran red light in Midtown badly hurt in collision with car

  • Author: Devin Kelly
  • Updated: January 21
  • Published January 21

A bicyclist was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Monday after a morning collision with a car in Midtown, Anchorage police say.

According to a police alert, the collision occurred about 7:48 a.m. An initial investigation found that a gray Audi was eastbound on Tudor Road approaching a green light at Arctic Boulevard.

At the same time, a man was riding a bicycle south on Arctic against traffic, said police Sgt. Ken Bushue. The bicyclist, wearing dark clothing, entered the Tudor Road intersection against a red light, Bushue said.

The Audi struck the bicyclist. The bicyclist, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to the intensive care unit at a hospital. As of early Monday afternoon, he had not yet regained consciousness, Bushue said.

The driver stayed on scene and cooperated with authorities, Bushue said. Several witness accounts confirmed the driver was in control and following road rules, Bushue said.

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