Articles Posted in Bicycle Accidents

Sneads Ferry, NC (February 22, 2021) – A man from Sneads Ferry was killed in a bicycle accident that took place on Saturday, February 20th. The accident happened around 9:50 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 172.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, 72-year-old Eddie Lejime Simmons was riding his bicycle on N.C 172 when he attempted to make a left turn. Simmons was hit by an oncoming vehicle driven by 19-year-old Ryuichi Joseph Reynolds of Sneads Ferry. Troopers believe that Reynolds failed to see Simmons, thus causing the crash to occur.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There are charges pending against Simmons for failing to yield the right of way to Reynolds.

Shallotte, NC (February 9, 2021) – A 67-year-old man from Bolivia was killed in a bicycle crash that took place in Brunswick County on Sunday, February 7th. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 17 near Shallotte.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Mitchell Wayne Griffith was riding his bicycle southbound on U.S. 17 when he was hit by a white 2009 BMW. The BMW driver, who has not been identified, fled the scene before officers could arrive. Troopers later located the driver and arrested him in connection with the crash. Griffith died at the accident scene. There is no word on the events that caused the accident and police have not said which charges the driver is facing.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing. There are no further details available.

High Point, NC (January 21, 2021) – The High Point Police Department responded to the scene of a crash involving a car and a bicycle on Thursday evening. The crash happened around 5:00 p.m. on South University Parkway at the intersection with Leonard Avenue.

According to Capt. Wolanin with the HPPD, the cyclist was riding near the intersection when they were struck by a car. The rider suffered serious injuries. An ambulance arrived at the scene and transported the unidentified bicyclist to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. There is no further update on their condition at this time. The driver remained at the scene following the accident. No other injuries were reported in the crash. There are no details on the events leading up to the accident and it is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed at this time.

No additional information is available.

Robeson County, NC (November 28, 2020) – A man from Pembroke was killed in a bicycle crash that took place in Robeson County on Thanksgiving Day. The crash happened on Union Chapel Road around 2:00 p.m.

According to the First Sgt. S.B. Lewis with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Larry Oxendine was riding his bicycle on Union Chapel when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling on the same road. The driver of the vehicle, Marcus McGirt of Lumberton, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision. Oxendine was thrown from his bicycle following the crash. The bike came to rest in a ditch off the right side of the road. Oxendine died at the crash scene.

Following an investigation, police charged McGirt with several offenses, including driving while impaired and involuntary manslaughter. He was arrested and taken to jail. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash and no other injuries have been reported.

Greenville, NC (November 14, 2020) – The Greenville Police Department is investigating following a fatal hit-and-run crash on Friday, November 13th. The crash was reported around 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Drive, near the intersection with Greenville Boulevard.

The collision took place in the southbound lanes of the roadway. The bicyclist was identified only as a male. Police say that the vehicle struck the bicyclist and then left the scene. Officers are currently searching for a white or tan four-door passenger vehicle in connection with the crash. The car likely has damage to the front end and the windshield. There is no information on the events leading up to the crash at this time and no additional details are available.

We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic hit-and-run accident in Greenville.

Zebulon, NC (November 1, 2020) – Police are investigating after a bicyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Zebulon on Saturday, October 31st. The crash happened on North Carolina Highway 96 near the intersection with Fowler Road.

At this time, there are no details surrounding the accident or how it occurred. The crash resulted in Highway 96 being closed in both directions while officers and investigators worked at the scene. The identity of the bicyclist is not available at this time. The driver of the vehicle involved sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing and there are no additional details available at this time.

Raleigh, NC (October 20, 2020) – The Raleigh Police Department responded after a boy was struck while riding a bicycle along Capital Boulevard near Cheviot Hill Drive. The crash was reported on Monday evening, October 19th.

According to a report from the scene, the boy was riding his bike on Capital Boulevard near the intersection with Cheviot Hill when he attempted to cross the road. As he was crossing, his bicycle was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Following the crash, the boy was taken by ambulance to WakeMed where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities and the investigation.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. There are no additional details available.

Davie County, NC (October 9, 2020) – A teenage bicyclist was injured in a crash that took place in Davie County on Thursday. The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on Sheffield Road near Turkey Foot Road.

According to reports from the scene, the bicyclist was riding westbound on Sheffield when the rider attempted to cross the road from a private driveway. While crossing, the bicyclist was struck by a passing vehicle. Rescue crews arrived at the scene and airlifted the injured bicyclist to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. There is no word on the condition of the teenage victim at this time. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Police have not said whether the driver faces any charges in connection with the crash.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.

High Point, NC (September 3, 2020) – Authorities have identified the man who was involved in a hit-and-run bicycle crash in High Point on Saturday. The crash happened at 901 N. Main Street near the High Point Public Library.

According to police, John Daniel was riding a bicycle across North Main Street when he was hit by a 2010 Honda Civic driven by Lorenzo White, Jr. of Randleman. Several nearby witnesses ran across the street to offer medical aid to Daniel. White did not stop at the scene following the crash. Medical workers arrived at the scene and transported Daniel to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Police later located White and charged him with several offenses, including DWI, DWLR, felony hit-and-run, and felony serious injury by vehicle. He was taken to the Guilford County Jail where he was being held on bond following his arrest.

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