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Cape Cod Hospital Photo by: Google Images

Irishman sustains life-threatening injuries after being struck by van on Cape Cod

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Cape Cod Hospital Photo by: Google Images

An Irishman remains in critical condition at Cape Cod Hospital after being struck by a van on Route 6A last Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman told CapeCodOnline.com.

According to the police report, 23-year-old Padraig Schaler was riding his bike near the Bramble Inn at 10 a.m. when he turned in front of a van driven by Mark Couto, 52, of Brewster. Both driver and cyclist were headed east on Route 6A when Schaler turned left in front of the vehicle without warning as Couto was trying to pass him.

The report stated that Schaler was not wearing a helmet. According to Brewster Police Chief Richard Koch, his injuries are considered life-threatening.

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