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On Friday, December 1, shortly after 1 pm, Ridgecrest Police and Kern County Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an injury traffic collision at the intersection of West Las Flores Ave and North Downs St. Upon arrival, the rescuers found an adult male lying in the middle of the roadway. Rescuers determined that the bicyclist, who was traveling southbound on Downs St., had collided with a pickup truck traveling westbound on Las Flores Ave. The cyclist was thrown from his bike, landing in the middle of the intersection. Rescuers administered medical aid to the cyclist. He was transported by Liberty Ambulance to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, then flown out to Antelope Valley Hospital emergency room, where he is in stable condition as of press time. The Ridgecrest Police Department Traffic Unit is currently investigating the collision. Multiple possible factors are being investigated.