Bicyclist struck in Northwest Washington

A woman on bicycle was hit by a car and seriously injured Tuesday in Northwest Washington, authorities said.

The accident happened near 15th and Q streets about 6:30 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. police spokesman. The woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but her injuries were not believed to be life threatening, said Pete Piringer, a D.C. fire and EMS department spokesman.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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