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Police identify bicyclist injured on U.S. 19

Police have identified the bicyclist who was seriously injured trying to cross U.S. 19 Wednesday night.

Mark Russell, 36, of 7812 Davis St. in Port Richey was struck by a pickup truck just south of the Pithlachascotee River. He was trying to pedal west across the northbound lanes just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Russell was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday.

Police said Russell was at fault in the accident, which remains under investigation.

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