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Bicyclist in critical condition after colliding with car on Northgate Boulevard

A 48-year-old man is in critical condition after colliding his bicycle with a car in Sacramento’s Northgate neighborhood Friday night, said Officer Linda Matthew, a Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman.

The collision happened just before 10 p.m. as both the car and the bicyclist were traveling northbound on Northgate Boulevard near Rio Tierra Avenue.

“The bicycle was in the bicycle lane and then the bicyclist veered into the lane of the car, and they collided,” Matthew said. “The vehicle didn’t have time to react.”

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and officers determined she was not under the influence, Matthew said. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital following the incident.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets