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Bicyclist struck by SUV in Warwick, critically injured

The bicyclist was riding along West Shore Road when he was struck by a driver turning into a gas station.

Jack Perry
Providence Journal

WARWICK − A 58-year-old man was critically injured when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Tuesday night,

The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. on West Shore Road, according to the police.

The bicyclist was riding west on West Shore Road when he was struck by a Chevrolet Traverse driven by a 61-year-old Warwick woman, the police said. The SUV had been traveling east and was turning left into a Shell station at 2211 West Shore Road when the bicyclist was hit, the police said.

Warwick, RI, police patches.

When officers arrived, they found the bicyclist in the parking lot, apparently unresponsive, the police said. Warwick rescue personnel took him to Kent Hospital, administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation along the way, the police said. EMS and hospital staff were successful in restoring a pulse, and he was transferred to Rhode Island Hospital in critical condition, the police said.

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, the police said, adding that speed andalcohol do not appear to be factors.

The police ask anyone who witnessed the crash or has information to contact the trafficunit at 401-468-4200. Anonymous tips can be submitted via the WARWICKPD app or text WARWICKPD to 84741.