Bicycle rider hit and dragged by car

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PEORIA, Ariz. --- An 18-year-old man is in the hospital with severe head wounds after he was hit by a vehicle and dragged on Peoria Avenue.

Police said it happened during rush hour, near 79th Avenue. A driver turned onto Peoria Avenue, and hit the bicyclist in the crosswalk.

Officers said the man was dragged several yards, but was conscious and alert in the ambulance.

Peoria was closed until 9:00 p.m. while officers investigated the crash.  

They said there are no signs of impairment on the driver's part.