Tragic, Fatal Cyclist-Car Accident in Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina - According to an online news report posted on wwaytv3.com, a bicyclist was tragically killed in a pedestrian accident along S. College Rd. in Wilmington, North Carolina.* The car and bicycle accident took place in the 1000 block of S. College Road.
An accident eyewitness stated that the 57-year-old man was riding his bicycle across South College at approximately 10:30 PM. The cyclist was riding on a street that did not have marked crosswalks, sidewalks, or stoplights resulting in the cyclist being tragically hit by a car.
According to Wilmington police officers that responded to the accident scene, the cyclist was in critical medical condition. The officers rendered aid to the cyclist until emergency medical services arrived at the scene and took the cyclist to a local area hospital. Tragically, the cyclist was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
One law enforcement officer stated that since the cyclist was wearing dark clothing and it was nighttime, it was possible that the driver did not see the cyclist. The article states that there will be no criminal charges expected.
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