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Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Front Royal

A bicyclist was struck early Friday morning by a vehicle and suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to a Front Royal Police Department news release.

The release states that police responded at about 7:45 a.m. to the intersection of North Shenandoah Avenue and Quadrant Road regarding a bike being struck by a vehicle. The investigation determined that Brandy Hudson, 44, of Winchester, was traveling southbound across the intersection on a bicycle.

John Moore, 69, of Front Royal, was making a right turn in a vehicle from Quadrant Road onto Shenandoah Avenue when Hudson was struck. The release states that no charges have been filed.

Recently, Shenandoah Avenue has been the focus of Town Council discussion about a town-wide problem of pedestrians being struck by vehicles. Front Royal Police Capt. Crystal Cline noted that nine pedestrians have been struck since January, six of those incidents were on the south side of town.

The town is considering installing a new crosswalk due south of where the Friday incident occurred in an effort to improve pedestrian safety.

According to previous reports, the most recent bicyclist struck in town was in a June incident on North Royal Avenue. It resulted in Trevail Deshaun Holloman, 21, being airlifted to the Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center.

The release states that the Friday incident remains under investigation and anyone with further information should contact Traffic Enforcement Officer Joshua Noland at 540-635-2111 or jnoland@frontroyalva.com

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