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Cyclist seriously hurt in crash with Newport Beach police vehicle

A 62-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries Thursday afternoon after a collision with a Newport Beach police vehicle.

The crash was reported about 4:05 p.m. near Los Trancos Canyon View Park at 22900 Newport Coast Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The police vehicle was exiting a park driveway while the bicyclist was traveling south on the sidewalk near the northbound lanes of Newport Coast Drive.

The bicyclist hit the right side of the patrol vehicle, was thrown from his bike and landed on the road, the CHP said.

The male cyclist, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo with serious injuries.

Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said the cyclist was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital.

The police officer was not injured.

The CHP is still investigating the crash.


UPDATES:

11 a.m.: This article was updated with additional details about the cyclist and the crash.

This article was originally published at 8:15 a.m.

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