Bicyclists seriously hurt after being struck by car in Bristol, police say

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FILE PHOTO - Bristol police shut down Route 6 Wednesday morning because of what they described as a motor vehicle accident. 

FILE PHOTO - Bristol police shut down Route 6 Wednesday morning because of what they described as a motor vehicle accident. 

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BRISTOL — Two people on an electric bicycle were seriously injured when they were hit by a car early Wednesday, police said.

The two male riders are expected to survive and are listed in stable condition, Bristol Police Lt. Patrick Krajewski said Wednesday afternoon.

According to Krajewski, the two riders were on the "e-bicycle" about 5:50 a.m. in the 1000-block of Route 6, or Farmington Avenue, when they were struck. They were in the travel lane when they and the car — which was headed in the same direction — collided, he said.

They were taken to area hospitals, Krajewski said. He did not say their ages.

The road was shut down in both directions between Mix and Brook streets and Stafford Avenue and remained closed for hours while police documented evidence at the scene.

It has since been reopened, Krajewski said.

Anyone who saw the crash can call Officer Duncan at 860-584-3017, ext. 3282.

Christine Dempsey may be reached at Christine.Dempsey@hearstmediact.com.