A female bicyclist was transferred to Hartford Hospital by Life Star after being hit by a vehicle on Route 179 Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The female rider was struck by a vehicle turning left out of Gildersleeve Avenue to go south on River Road (Route 179) at approximately 2:30 p.m., police said. Police believe the rider was in the crosswalk at the time but exact details were not immediately available.
Police Chief Christopher Arciero believed the rider was wearing a helmet.
Shortly before 5 p.m., Arciero said he had talked to hospital representatives that indicated the patient's condition had improved somewhat.
"They did say her condition was improving," he said.
Portions of River Road and Gildersleeve Avenue remained closed for several hours and members of the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction assisted at the scene, taking measurements and interviewing the driver. Fire police from the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department diverted traffic.
Police were not immediately releasing the names of those involved.