A bicyclist riding near the heavily traveled traffic circle on Route 1 in Kittery was struck by a vehicle Friday morning.

The rider, whose name was not released, was hit and thrown from the bicycle, according to a Kittery police dispatcher. The victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital but his injuries were not considered life threatening, the dispatcher said.

It was not yet clear how the accident happened. The officer who responded was not immediately available for comment.

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