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Cyclist hit by vehicle in Dorchester, taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Police investigated bike accident on Dorchester Ave in Boston.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

A cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a vehicle in Dorchester Friday, police said.

The woman was rushed to a local hospital after being hit at 9:42 a.m., police said.

Shortly before 11 a.m., police closed Dorchester Avenue from 1208 Dorchester Ave. to Hancock Street while officers investigate.

The streets have since reopened, according to police.

As of early Friday evening, the woman’s injuries were still considered critical, said Sergeant Detective John Boyle, the chief spokesman for Boston police.

Everyone involved in the crash made themselves known to police and stayed at the scene, he said.


Correspondent Adam Sennott contributed to this report.

John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him @JREbosglobe.