A man was hospitalized in a hospital intensive care unit after he was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle in the town of Vestal.

Police on Tuesday afternoon released information about the collision, which occurred around 2:45 p.m. Friday.

According to a news release, a 63-year-old Vestal man sustained a severe head injury when he was struck by a car on Vestal Road at the Route 201 on-ramp.

The bicyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was traveling eastbound on the shoulder of the road when he turned north into traffic and was hit by the eastbound vehicle.

Police said the man sustained a serious head injury when he landed on the pavement. He was reported in critical condition Tuesday at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Investigators said there were no other injuries. The area around the scene was closed for just over two hours after the crash.

Police did not release the name of the bicyclist or of the woman who was driving the car that struck him.

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