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Cyclist Seriously Injured in Auto Accident Near Evans and Grape That Closed Intersection

As more cyclists commute to work on two wheels rather than four, the chances for car-versus-bike accidents increase -- and a serious one took place this morning. A cyclist was badly hurt in a crash that closed an intersection just east of Interstate 25 as Monday morning rush hour was revving up. Details below.

See also: Cycling: Top Twelve Intersections for Bike-Vehicle Crashes in Denver

Here's the Denver Police Department tweet about the incident.

If you hadn't already guessed, "SBI" stands for "serious bodily injury."

Evans and Grape is several blocks east of I-25 in an area that's busy throughout the day, but especially at around 6:28 a.m. on a Monday, when the DPD tweet was sent.

Here's another look at the scene, courtesy of CBS4....

...followed by an interactive graphic showing the area nearby. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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No word yet on the identity of either the cyclist or the motorist involved. But given that there isn't a mention of hitting-and-running, it appears the driver stuck -- something that shouldn't be all that noteworthy but has become so in light of the many folks fleeing under similar circumstances. Thank goodness for small favors.

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