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A bicyclist suffered critical injuries after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening on Florida Boulevard, said Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services spokesman Mike Chustz. 

Crews responded shortly after 6 p.m. to the crash on Florida Boulevard, not far from Ponderosa Drive, Chustz said. One person was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said officers are investigating the crash, which occurred on the southbound side of the road. He said the victim is male.

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