Bicyclist critically injured after being struck by vehicle

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One person was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday night.

The incident occurred in the 12000 block of Florida Blvd. near S. Tamari Dr. around 8 p.m. Preliminary information from the Baton Rouge Police Department indicates a male subject was attempting to cross the westbound lanes on a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle. Traffic on the westbound side of Florida Blvd. is temporarily being diverted.

The man was transported to a local hospital with what appear to be critical injuries. A crumpled bicycle was discovered on the right shoulder of the westbound side of Florida Blvd. The investigation is ongoing.

Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights reserved.