Bike accident under investigation

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David McGuire of Austin Fire Department cleans blood off of Guadalupe street following an accident involving a CCI Manufacturing Company truck and a cyclist Monday afternoon.
David McGuire of Austin Fire Department cleans blood off of Guadalupe street following an accident involving a CCI Manufacturing Company truck and a cyclist Monday afternoon.

An accident in the 2500 block of Guadalupe Street near the intersection with Dean Keeton Street on Monday left a bicyclist with serious injuries.

The UT nutrition freshman, Haifa Abubaker, collided with a truck around 3 p.m. Her leg was amputated at Brackenridge Hospital after the accident, where officials said she is recovering.

Detective Ron Phillips, who was not at the scene of the accident, said the cause of the collision is unknown, but the cyclist may not have stopped at a red light.

“We don’t know if she stopped, it appears she was just riding her bike,” Phillips said. “I think she was just shooting straight across.”

The Daily Texan is continuing to investigate this incident and the people who provided first aid.

Updated on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 3:09 p.m. Added victim's name and injuries.