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Bicyclist Critically Injured in Downey Crash with Construction Semi Truck

By Brian Hews

Downey police officials are investigating a truck vs. bicyclist traffic collision that occurred at Florence Avenue and Fairford Avenue that took place on Friday morning at around 8 a.m.

According to Lt. Scott Loughner of the Downey Police Department, the bicyclist sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.

Loughner confirmed that the victim was 46-year-old male adult from Whittier.  His name was not released to Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper.

The driver of the big rig truck that was involved was not charged with a crime and was released from the scene.

Eastbound Florence Avenue was closed during the investigation. A sig alert was also issued in the area on Friday morning.