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Bicyclist injured, cited in Sparta crash

SPARTA, Wis. - A bicyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries when it struck a pickup truck at the intersection of Wisconsin Street at Alpine Drive on Wednesday night.

Sparta police said Steven Schaitel, 54, of Sparta, left the Wal-Mart parking lot and was riding his bicycle south on Alpine Drive. He went through the intersection against a red traffic control signal, attempted to turn left (east) onto Wisconsin Street and struck the rear of an eastbound pickup truck.

Sparta police say Schaitel was thrown from his bicycle and was transported by the Sparta Area Ambulance Service to Mayor Clinic Health Systems Sparta Campus.

Schaitel was cited for violating the traffic control signal.

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