UVA Student in Critical Condition after Jeep vs. Bike Accident
A 20-year-old University of Virginia student is in critical condition at UVA Medical Center Monday night, after being hit while riding his bike.
The 20-year-old from New York was crossing Ivy Road when a Jeep, driven by a 21-year-old fourth year UVA men's lacrosse player, tried to turn east on Ivy and struck him.
The cyclist was not wearing a helmet, but was able to communicate with people on the scene. Police say that intersection sees a lot of traffic, but it's not particularly dangerous.
Lt. Ronnie Roberts with Charlottesville police stated, "It's a high-volume intersection, typically. Its right near the university itself where the athletic fields and so forth are located at. You've got John Paul Jones arena, U-Hall and things of that sort. So it's a pretty active area."
There's no indication alcohol or speed were factors in the accident. Police are working to determine who is at fault. Charges are pending.
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