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Bicyclist hurt after colliding with officer's patrol car, FHP says

Bicyclist tried to go around patrol car blocking sidewalk

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A bicyclist was hospitalized after colliding with an officer's patrol car in Winter Park, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Balfour Court.

Troopers said a 44-year-old officer was in a marked Winter Park patrol car that was stopped facing north in the parking lot of Aloma Bowl.

A 68-year-old man was traveling on a bicycle west on the sidewalk on the south side of Aloma Avenue.

The officer pulled the patrol car closer to Aloma in preparation to make a right turn. Troopers said as he moved the patrol car forward, it blocked the sidewalk.

The bicyclist attempted to go around the front of the patrol and collided with the right front of the patrol car, according to the FHP. The bicyclist fell off and came to a stop under the patrol car.

Troopers said the bicyclist was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Charges are pending as the crash remains under investigation, according to the FHP.