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Bicyclist, 61, has 'serious injuries' after being hit by car in Rock Hill, police say

A 61-year-old Rock Hill bicyclist has serious injuries after he was hit by a car on West Main Street, police said.

Samuel Fagua-Guiterrez, 61, remains at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after he was hit around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Capt. Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department.

Fagua-Guiterrez was traveling north in the right hand lane of West Main Street, known as S.C. 5, near Northwestern High School when he was struck from behind by a car driven by Jehad Aldamigh, 22, police said in a written release.

Aldamigh was also heading north and in the right hand lane, police said.

Fagua-Guiterrez was ejected from the bicycle, officers said. His injuries are considered serious, Bollinger said.

Aldamigh was cited by Rock Hill police for not having vehicle insurance, failure to register a motor vehicle and following too closely, according to the police statement.

The Rock Hill Police Department's Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction team, called STAR, is still investigating the crash, said Bollinger.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald

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