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Teen Bicyclist Critical After Striking Vehicle on Road in Clifton


By: Richard L. Smith 

Police in Clifton are investigating the cause of a crash that severely injured a teen bicyclist over the weekend. 

Police say on Saturday, June 24, at approximately 8:30 PM, a 13-year-old Clifton resident (Aqel) was riding his bicycle on Fifth Avenue.

Clifton Police said when he approached the intersection of W. 2nd Street, the cyclist struck a vehicle in transit, causing the boy to be thrown from his bicycle.

We are hoping for the best possible outcome and join the community in sending our thoughts and prayers to Aqel and his family. -Clifton Police

According to police, the driver of the car stopped immediately to render aid, and emergency responders arrived a short time later.

The cyclist was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

The incident is currently under investigation by the Clifton Police Traffic Division.