Bicyclist Hit by Vehicle on First Street in Rome, Georgia
ROME, GA. – October 16, 2018 (northwestgeorgianews.com) A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle October 16 in Rome, Georgia, according to an online report from northwestgeorgianews.com.*
The incident occurred around 5 p.m. on October 16 by Advance Auto Parts on First Street in Rome. It is not clear how the accident occurred, but the cyclist sustained minor injuries. Photos from the accident scene show the bicyclist, who has not been identified, being treated on-site by firefighters and EMS.
The incident shut down one lane of northbound traffic on First Street. Rome authorities are investigating and have not released additional information at this time. The driver involved has not been identified.
Rome is located in Floyd County in the northwestern portion of the state of Georgia. It has a population of approximately 97,600, and its major roadways include U.S. Route, 27, U.S. Route 411, State Route 1, State Route 100, and State Route 293.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Floyd County have climbed unsteadily in the last several years. In 2012, a total of 3,300 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 826 injuries and 16 deaths. Those numbers fell slightly during the next few years and rose again in 2015. A total of 3,542 accidents occurred in Floyd County in 2015, leading to 894 injuries and 14 deaths.
During a five-year period between 2012 and 2016, the highest number of fatal vehicle accidents in Floyd County occurred in 2016, when 18 people died in motor vehicle crashes. The fatal crashes that year included three pedestrians and two motorcyclists.
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