A bicyclist was struck and critically injured on a rain-slicked Hempstead...

A bicyclist was struck and critically injured on a rain-slicked Hempstead Turnpike near Willam Avenue in Franklin Square around 9:30 p.m. Friday.. Credit: By Lou Minutoli

A cyclist was hospitalized with head trauma and internal injuries after a Friday night crash with a Honda in Franklin Square, Nassau police said.

In a news release, Homicide Squad detectives said the 9:36 p.m. crash occurred when a 64-year-old man driving a silver Honda was heading east on Hempstead Turnpike near William Avenue; the 51-year-old male cyclist was going west on the turnpike.

The driver remained on the scene after the crash. The cyclist was in critical condition at a hospital on New Year's morning.

Police did not release either man’s name.

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