Cyclist dies after being hit by a car

Published: Apr. 17, 2011 at 1:58 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2011 at 8:44 AM CDT
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PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - A man riding his bicycle Saturday night in Plaquemine was killed after he was hit by a car.

The accident happened around 7 p.m. on Bellview Drive. A motorist reportedly hit the bike's back tire and bent it. When first responders arrived, they found the man lying on the street near his bike. The bike was flipped upside down.

"Bystanders had already started CPR. Firemen and first responders did CPR, but he didn't make it," said Darren Ramirez, chief of the Plaquemine Fire Department.

The victim's identity has not been released.

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