Anchorage police have identified a bicyclist critically injured in a collision with an SUV at a busy Midtown intersection Thursday afternoon.
In a Friday statement on the collision, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro says Willis Clayborn, 30, was struck at the intersection of A Street and Benson Boulevard. Police responded to the incident shortly before 2 p.m.
"Clayborn was riding a bicycle southbound on A Street in the roadway against the flow of traffic," Castro wrote. “Clayborn attempted to cross Benson Boulevard, in which eastbound traffic had a green light, when he collided with a 2003 (Chevrolet) Trailblazer operated by 65-year-old Judy Ketchum.”
Medics took Clayborn to a local hospital with critical injuries.
Castro says the investigation into the incident is still active, with few details immediately available for release. She declined to discuss whether police believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, whether Clayborn had been riding into stopped or moving traffic, or whether Ketchum saw Clayborn before the collision.
“It was a green light,” Castro said.
No citations or charges have been issued in the collision to date.