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Bicyclist injured in Halloween afternoon crash is identified

CLEARWATER — Clearwater police on Tuesday released the identity of the bicyclist who was critically injured when he crashed into a vehicle driven by an off-duty Belleair police officer last month.

The man, Pablo Cruz, remains in critical condition at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

According to police, Cruz hit a 2003 Honda driven by 49-year-old Thomas Farrell about 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Farrell was westbound on Drew Street and was riding through the intersection of Old Coachman Road on a green light when Cruz rode into his path, police said.

Police did not release Cruz' name until Tuesday because of difficulty tracking down his wife in Mexico, said police spokeswoman Beth Watts.

His age was not released.

Bicyclist injured in Halloween afternoon crash is identified 11/16/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 4:25pm]

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