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UPDATED: 2 Cyclists Airlifted After Kinnelon Crash

Police: Bicyclists' speed may have been a factor in accident on Fayson Lakes Road.

Two male bicyclists were airlifted to the hospital Saturday morning after they rode into oncoming traffic on Fayson Lakes Road, Kinnelon Police said.

According to Sgt. Joe Fidducia, one victim had a head injury and the other sustained a hip injury in the accident, which occurred at about 10 a.m. Both also may have sustained internal injuries, Fidducia said.

The identities and ages of the victims were not immediately released.

Fidducia said the driver of the vehicle, identified only as a male, struck one of the bicyclists, while the other victim hit the guardrail close to a sharp curve near 38 Fayson Lakes Road.

The driver was not injured, was not speeding and did not receive a summons, Fidducia said.

The bicyclists' speed may have been a factor, Fidducia said.

"They took the turn too wide, and they went into oncoming traffic," Fidducia said.

The bicyclists were transported by the TriBoro First Aid Squad, while and Chilton Hospital paramedics were also on the scene.

Each of the victims were transported to where they were airlifted in separate medevacs to Morristown Hospital, Fidducia said.

Fayson Lakes Road was re-opened at about 11 a.m.

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