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UPDATE: Bike rider taken to hospital after getting hit by car

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UPDATE:  A bicycle rider was struck Monday morning in the 6700 block of SR-153 in the northbound lane, just south of Boy Scout Road.

The rider, identified by Chattanooga police as 24-year-old John Murphy Jr., was struck by a Honda traveling in the same lane.

The car's driver told police they attempted to brake and avoid collision with bicycle, but was unsuccessful.

The cyclist was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what police described as serious injury.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police are investigating after a pedestrian was hit Monday morning on Highway 153.

Police responded to the 6700 block of Highway 153 northbound near Dayton Boulevard around 6:15 a.m. where they found a person hit by a car.

The highway was briefly shut down and the victim was taken to the hospital. The driver of the car did stop and was cooperating with police.

There's no official word yet from police on the extent of injuries or the circumstances surrounding the accident.

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