UVA Student in Critical Condition after Jeep vs. Bike Accident - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

UVA Student in Critical Condition after Jeep vs. Bike Accident

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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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