Vehicle strikes bicyclist on Highway 6, leaves scene

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A male bicyclist was transported to Summit County Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 6 Saturday morning.

Authorities say the suspected vehicle that left the scene is a 2011-2015 Ford Explorer (color unknown). Colorado State Patrol troopers believe it has damage to the passenger front fender.

The incident occurred near milepost 221 on Highway 6, just above A Basin ski resort, at about 9:30 a.m.

Summit County Fire and troopers arrived on scene and found a 52-year-old bicyclist unconscious with significant injuries. The man is in stable condition. He is from Fruita, Colo.

CSP is asking anyone who has details about the crash to contact dispatch at 970-824-6501.

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