Bicyclist hit by SUV, seriously hurt


Police inspect an accident at the intersection of Southwest 13th Street and Southwest 14th Drive on Saturday evening, December 8, 2012.

Elizabeth Hamilton/Correspondent
Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:09 p.m.

A female bicyclist was hit by an SUV and seriously injured in the northbound lanes of Southwest 13th Street Saturday night.

Gainesville police officers at the scene could not identify the cyclist, who they said was rushed to the hospital after the accident, which occurred about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of 13th Street and Southwest 14th Drive, in front of the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites.

At 10:45 p.m, northbound traffic on Southwest 13th Street was still being rerouted onto 14th Drive as investigators marked off the location of the accident, just to the north of the intersection.

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