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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!Injured Cyclist Identified

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By The Staff

The senior cyclist seriously injured after crashing into a guard area on West Jemez Road early Thursday afternoon has been identified as Herb Schon of Eldorado.

Schon, 79, rode his bicycle into a guard arm and hit a gate on LANL property near the bottom of Pajarito Ski Hill.

His helmet split when he hit the ground and he sustained a severe gash to his forehead. 

Los Alamos Fire Department personnel transported Schon by ambulance to the heliport at Los Alamos Medical Center.

He was placed in a medical helicopter from Santa Fe and airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.

His condition is unknown at this time.

Read the full story in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.