42-year-old bicyclist taken to the hospital after she was hit by a vehicle in Waukesha

WAUKESHA  -- Waukesha police say a 42-year-old female bicyclist had to be taken to the hospital by Flight for Life after she was struck by a vehicle on Thursday afternoon, August 13th.

It happened just after noon on State Highway 59.

Police say a 74-year-old man driving a vehicle was making a left turn from westbound State Highway 59 to go south on Center Road, when he apparently failed to see the bicyclist, who was headed eastbound on State Highway 59.

The bicyclist ran into the trailer the driver was pulling.

Police say the bicyclist suffered a head injury with substantial bleeding. She was stabilized on scene and taken to the hospital via Flight for Life.

Neither speed nor alcohol were factors in this incident, police say.

The driver will be cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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