UPDATED: Bicyclist hit by car on US Hwy 20 bypass

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UPDATED: A bicyclist was hit by a car at the intersection of S. Main Street and US Highway 20 Wednesday morning.

Police arrived on the scene around 2:30 a.m. They say a 26-year-old Rockford resident was riding his bicycle on east bound Hwy 20 just east of the S. Main Street entrance ramp when they were hit by a vehicle driven by a 36-year-old Rockford resident who was traveling the same direction.

The driver remained on the scene. The bicyclist who was hit was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Police say they will be on scene for a while investigating so drivers will need to find an alternate route.

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