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Police: Lincoln cyclist still in critical condition after being rear-ended by truck driver

A man was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle on Pioneers Boulevard (Source: KOLN)
A man was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle on Pioneers Boulevard (Source: KOLN)(KOLNKGIN)
Published: Jul. 11, 2019 at 8:01 PM CDT
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Lincoln Police released the names of the truck driver and cyclist involved in an accident Thursday evening.

Police said 48-year-old Thomas Hudson was in his truck heading west on Pioneers Boulevard near South Folsom when he rear-ended a cyclist.

It happened around 6:50 p.m. and Hudson told police he couldn't see the cyclist because the sun was in his eyes.

The cyclist, 69-year-old Gary Hejl, is in critical condition and has multiple leg fractures, according to Lincoln Police.

Hudson was not injured. Police said citations are pending.

Both Hudson and Hejl are from Lincoln.

Lincoln Police said alcohol or drugs are not a factor in this crash.

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