A car collided with a bicyclist on Stevenson
Boulevard Friday afternoon, forcing Newark Police to reroute traffic.
At about 2:45 p.m., police officers responded to reports that a gold Honda
Accord had collided with a bicycle on Stevenson Boulevard by Cherry
Street. Only one person was in the
Accord, according to Newark Police.
Police are investigating the reason the
car collided with the cyclist, according to Sergeant Lee, Newark Police Department’s
on-duty watch commander. The cyclist was
seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital, where he is expected to
recover from his injuries. His name is
being withheld to protect his privacy.
Investigators do not suspect alcohol or drugs were a factor, according to
Westbound traffic on Stevenson Boulevard and southbound Cherry Street
were being rerouted as of 5:38 p.m. The roads
are expected to open at about 6 p.m.