Bicyclist Killed in Crash on Route 189 in Bloomfield

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    A bicyclist has died after being struck by a car near Tarrifville Road in Bloomfield.

    A bicyclist has died after being struck by a car on Route 189 southbound in Bloomfield on Friday, according to police.

    Police said the crash happened around 5:15 p.m. in the area of the Tariffville Road. The bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was found unconscious in the street.

    Bystanders were rendering medical aid when emergency responders arrived, according to police.

    Police have only identified the victim as a man and said he was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital.

    Route 189 was closed for several hours while authorities investigated. The offending pickup truck stayed at the scene and received front-end damage, police said. The driver was not hurt.

    The road reopened around 9:30 p.m., according to police.

    An accident reconstruction team is investigating.

    Anyone with information about the crash should call Bloomfield police at 860-242-5501 ex. 5424.