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Unmarked St. Petersburg police cruiser involved in serious bicycle crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A bicyclist was reported to be in critical condition Tuesday after turning into the path of an unmarked St. Petersburg police cruiser, according to the agency.

The crash happened about 10:14 a.m. on 37th Street at Second Avenue N, according to a police report. Officer Lenard Cox was on-duty and driving north on 37th Street while cyclist Benjamin Kincaid was also headed north in the bike lane.

As the officer approached the Second Avenue N intersection, police said, the bicyclist left the bike lane and made an "abrupt" left turn in front of the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria.

The officer swerved left to try to avoid the bicyclist, police said, but the cruiser's right front end hit the bicycle. Kincaid, 85, was knocked to the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet.

He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center by helicopter and was reported to be in critical condition late Tuesday. The officer was not injured. No charges will be filed in the case, police said.

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