Man on motorized bike critical after hit by SUV

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PHOENIX -- A man riding a motorized bicycle is in very critical condition after he was hit by an SUV Tuesday morning.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, the 37-year-old man was riding a bicycle with a motor mounted on the back westbound along Hunt Highway between Thompson and Ellsworth roads.

He was riding between the white line and the edge of the road and was clipped by a full-size Ford Bronco driven by an 18-year-old male, according to Vanessa White with the sheriff's office.

White said the driver stopped and called 911.

The bicycle rider was taken by helicopter to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital in very critical condition.

White said the bicyclist was going approximately 25 miles per hour. The Bronco was traveling the speed limit, 45 mph, if not slower, because there was heavy traffic.

The driver is not facing charges.