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Man struck while riding his bicycle

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By The Staff

An 18-year-old man was hurt last week after he was hit while riding his bicycle on Seventh Street.

Anthony Michael Romero Jr., 2219 New Mexico Ave., was sent to University of New Mexico hospital late Friday night after a car struck him while he was crossing the northbound lanes on Seventh. He was trying to get to the Allsups convenience store.

Police Chief Gary Gold said that officers determined that Romero hadn’t yielded to oncoming traffic.

At first, authorities believed that Romero’s injuries were so grave that he wouldn’t survive, but Gold said fortunately that wasn’t the case.