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Fatal Crash: Vehicle leaves roadway and hits bicyclist


Eau Claire (WQOW)- An Eau Claire man has died after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle.

His name has not been released. The accident happened just before 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, near the intersection of Clairemont Avenue and Hendrickson Drive. 

Police say a Driver left the highway and hit a bicyclist on the bike trail.  The man was taken to the hospital with severe injuries and died shortly after arriving.  He was 51-years old. 

The crash is still under investigation.


Press Release from the Eau Claire Police Department: On June 29, 2012 at 1239 hrs, EC Fire Department and EC Police Department personnel responded to a crash in the 1100 block of W. Clairemont Ave.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a west-bound vehicle left the highway at the intersection of W. Clairemont Ave at Hendrickson Dr. and continued west-bound on the bike path on the north side of the Highway. The vehicle struck a bicyclist traveling west-bound on the bike path.
The bicyclist, a 51 year old Eau Claire resident, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with severe injuries. He died shortly after arrival at the Hospital.

Names are being withheld pending family notifications. Additional investigation will continue.


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