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Car hits cyclist on Chapman and Victoria

A bicyclist was hit by a car on the cross streets of Chapman Avenue and Victoria Drive at around 8:30 a.m. in Fullerton on Wednesday.

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Officers survey the area where the bicyclist ended up after the accident on Chapman Ave, a little west of Acacia on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Photo credit: Christian Fletcher

Police officers received a 911 call at 8:34 a.m. and arrived on the scene shortly after.

Paramedics transported the bicyclist to St. Jude Hospital for treatment.

The bicyclist, an unidentified 33-year-old male Fullerton resident, is currently in critical condition. The driver of the car is an unidentified 24-year-old female Fullerton resident.

The driver was driving a red Mitsubishi Lancer.

“We still don’t know if he is going to pull through, we are waiting to see if he’s going to make it through,” said Sergeant Kathryn Hamel of the Fullerton Police Department.

Officers inspect the bike which was involved in the accident that took place on Chapman Ave and Victoria Drive. Photo credit: Joshua Mejia

She said that his condition is critical but could change at any moment.

The accident is being treated as a crime scene by police officers and is currently under investigation.

No drugs or alcohol were involved in the drivers case, but Hamel said that they are not sure if that is the case for the cyclist.

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Officers create a cordoned off area and a command post to survey the crime scene for the near fatality accident on Wednesday, Oct 21. Photo credit: Christian Fletcher

The accident caused police officers to stop and detour westbound traffic at Acacia. The closure also resulted in heavy traffic along eastbound Chapman Avenue.

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