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Traffic Alert: Driver hits cyclist in Hollywood, causing road closure


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A motorist in Hollywood struck a cyclist Thursday morning, sending the injured cyclist to the hospital and closing a major roadway during the morning rush hour, police said.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. at Sheridan Street and North 19th Avenue, Hollywood police spokeswoman Deanna Bettineschi said.

The cyclist was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Bettineschi said. The roadway is closed while officers investigate.

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At 6:30 a.m., a white car remained at the scene and blood was seen on the median, Local 10 reported.

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Omar is a bilingual and bicultural journalist who covers breaking news in South Florida for the Miami Herald. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in education from the Universidad de Puerto Rico en Río Piedras.