Man on Bike Hits Van in Meriden: Police

A man riding a bicycle in Meriden hit a van after running a stop sign and was transported to the hospital, according to police.

Police responded to Norwood and Liberty streets at about 7:36 a.m. Tuesday to investigate and found a man lying in the road, with injuries to his left arm and shoulder.

Police originally identified the person who was injured as a child, but have since identified him as Rafael Alvarez, 20.  

Witnesses said Alvarez ignored a stop sign, traveled into the intersection and hit a van that was traveling on Liberty Street. The van driver was not hurt.  

Alvarez's injuries are not life-threatening and police issued him a ticket for disregarding the stop sign, police said.

Officer Brian Molgano is investigating and witnesses are asked to call him at (203) 630-6215. 

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