Bicyclist Struck by Car on Route 22 in Union

One person was rushed to University Hospital in Newark suffering head injuries after a car struck them on a highway in Union County.

According to preliminary reports, emergency responders rushed to the westbound lanes of Route 22 after receiving 911 calls reporting a pedestrian struck by a car just before 11am

Upon arrival, officers found a damaged vehicle with an unidentified person lying on the ground after a car struck them in the left lane of the road.

Police closed one lane as they investigated the cause of the accident.

The incident caused major delays for drivers traveling in the westbound lanes.

It is not clear why the victim was operating a bicycle on Route 22 at this time.

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