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Bicyclist suffers non-life threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Posted: July 29, 2012 - 12:05am

A 59-year-old bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Glacier Highway Thursday and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Juneau Police Department Sgt. David Wrightson said in a statement that JPD responded to the accident at about 7:22 p.m. at Engineers Cutoff Road.

An investigation found a 57-year-old woman, Melanie Ann Melvin, was driving outbound on Glacier Highway in her 1993 Subaru Legacy. She failed to yield as she turned left onto Engineers Cutoff Road, striking the bicyclist who was inbound on Glacier Highway, according to the statement.

Police said Melvin was cited for negligent driving, failure to show proof of insurance and expired registration.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said.

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