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Police identify Clearwater bicyclist struck by tow truck

CLEARWATER — Police identified the bicyclist struck by a tow truck Wednesday night as 55-year-old John R. Smith.

Smith, who is transient, was crossing N Fort Harrison Avenue in the middle of a block near Eldridge Street. A BJ's Towing truck hit him, said Elizabeth Watts, the city's public safety spokeswoman. Smith is believed to have been drinking, Watts said.

The accident happened shortly after 8 p.m.

The tow truck driver was identified as 41-year-old Anthony Glandt,

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Police identify Clearwater bicyclist struck by tow truck 10/07/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 3:18pm]
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