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Driver arrested in early morning collision with bicyclist in Anchorage

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 30, 2016
  • Published February 28, 2016

A bicyclist riding across C Street in Midtown Anchorage early Sunday was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle whose driver was later arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, police said.

Police spokeswoman Renee Oistad said in a statement Sunday morning that Connie Khamlue, 32, was held at the Anchorage Jail on charges of DUI and first-degree assault after the collision, which occurred just before 1:30 a.m. at C and Tudor Road. Khamlue's Dodge Durango was southbound on C in the far left lane.

"Khamlue had a green light, and traveled through the intersection of C Street and Tudor when she struck a bicyclist crossing westbound in the crosswalk," Oistad wrote. "The 39-year-old male bicyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to the hospital with serious but survivable injuries."

Oistad said the bicyclist's name wasn't released Sunday morning pending notification of his family.

The C and Tudor intersection was closed from 1:30 a.m. until nearly 3 a.m. while an investigation was conducted, police said.

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