A Fowlerville man is in the hospital after he was struck by a car on Tuesday morning while ridding his bike in Handy Township.

The accident happened on Grand River Avenue west of Hogback Road.

Police say that Daniel Paternoster, 55, was riding his bicycle to work on the shoulder when he was struck from behind by a 50-year-old Webberville woman.

Paternoster, who was wearing a bicycle helmet, was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing where he was listed in critical condition.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

Distracted driving is still being investigated as a potential cause for the accident.