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Police cite driver who struck Avon Lake bicyclist

AVON LAKE — The driver responsible for critically injuring a bicyclist after striking him with her car on Sept. 3 was cited with failure to yield, according to police Lt. Sean Bockleman.

The bicyclist, 87-year-old George Rockas, is recovering at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he was listed in fair condition Wednesday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Rockas, of Avon Lake, was traveling westbound with traffic on Electric Boulevard when he was struck by Carol O’Toole, 43, as she was pulling out of a driveway at St. Joseph Church, 32929 Lake Road.

He was flown to MetroHealth, where he has remained since the accident.

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