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St. Petersburg bicyclist seriously injured in Largo crash

A bicyclist was in critical condition Monday after being hit by a truck as he tried to cross Belcher Road in Largo early Monday morning.

Anthony Bell, 46, of St. Petersburg was trying to cross Belcher Road from east to west at 7:49 a.m. when he headed off a center median and into a northbound lane, where he was struck by a Ford F-700 utility truck driven by Muris Masic, 47.

The incident took place near Fairway Boulevard, and police closed both southbound and northbound lanes. Bell was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.

Police said Masic, of Clearwater, was not at fault and has not been cited with any violation.

St. Petersburg bicyclist seriously injured in Largo crash 04/21/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:46pm]
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