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Manatee bicyclist wearing dark clothing, no lights hit by driver at night

MANATEE -- A bicyclist is in critical condition after a driver hit him on Sunday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 16-year-old was driving southbound on Rye Road with a 13-year-old, a 2-year-old and a young baby in the car around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, according to troopers. The 29-year-old bicyclist was in the middle of the same lane, wearing dark clothing and didn't have any lights on his bike.

The driver, who did not see the bicyclist, struck the back of the bike, troopers said.

The bicyclist was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment and is in serious condition, according to FHP. No one in the car was injured.

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