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Semi truck hits, runs over cyclist in Boise crosswalk

The cyclist is seriously injured, but alive, police say.
Credit: Boise Police Department

BOISE, Idaho — A cyclist is badly injured but alive after he was run over by a semi truck in Boise Tuesday morning.

The collision happened at 10:17 a.m. on Cole Road at the onramp to I-84.

According to Boise Police, the semi driver was turning right onto the onramp when he hit the cyclist, who was crossing in the crosswalk. The impact knocked the cyclist down, and the truck's tires rolled over him, according to police.

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The man was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. Police told KTVB that his injuries are serious, but he is expected to survive. The cyclist's name has not been released.

Police say the bicyclist was not wearing a helmet.

The semi driver, identified as 65-year-old Antonio Cordova, was cited for inattentive driving. 

Credit: KTVB First Person: Renee Martin