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A motorist struck a Capital Bikeshare cyclist on the 1100 block of 19th Street NW this afternoon, leaving the person on the bike with critical injuries.

A spokesperson for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services said responders arrived on the scene around 1:20 p.m. and transported a patient to a local hospital. The patient had “serious, life-threatening injuries,” the spokesperson added.

Borderstan first reported the news. A representative for Capital Bikeshare said it dispatches a team member to check on any riders and bikes involved in a crash.

Today, the D.C. Council delayed a vote on legislation that proposes to increase compensation for victims of crashes.