SUV hits bicyclist in Coventry, police call injuries serious

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) – A motor vehicle crash on Nooseneck Hill Road left a bicyclist with serious injuries, according to Coventry police.

Witnesses tell Eyewitness News the car was in the right lane and the bicycle was in the left lane when the bicyclist attempted to switch to the right lane. The car was unable to stop in time to let the bicyclist pass, according to witnesses.

Police said patrols attended to the bicyclist before he was sent to Kent Hospital. Later, the bicyclist was transferred to Rhode Island Hospital.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital for a checkup but is expected to be OK, according to police.

Police said the crash occurred during rush hour, at just after 5 p.m. Monday.

It is not clear if charges could be issued and police said the crash is still under investigation.

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