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Two bike riders struck by minivan in Lancaster; witnesses sought

August 28, 2011 | 10:12 am

A Valencia man was in critical condition with head injuries and his wife was in stable condition after they were struck by a minivan during a group bicycle ride in Lancaster on Saturday, authorities said.

The ride had been organized by a Lancaster bike shop, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. All of the riders were wearing helmets.

Authorities said they were still trying to sort out what happened. They encouraged witnesses to call the sheriff's department at (661) 948-8466.

The crash occurred about 8 p.m. as about 20 cyclists were attempting to cross the intersection of Avenue L and 4th Street West in Lancaster, according to a news release.

The driver of the minivan was also trying to cross the intersection when it was hit by another vehicle and pushed into the cyclists' path, deputies said.

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