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Bicyclist hit by car at Raleigh intersection

Posted October 9, 2011
Updated October 10, 2011

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— A bicyclist was hospitalized with a head injury Sunday after he was struck by a car in Raleigh, police said. 

Police said a driver hit the man near the intersection of New Hope Road and Hollenden Drive around 7 p.m. The bicyclist, whose name was not released, was taken to WakeMed.

Police said the bicyclist would be charged with DWI.

The driver of the car will not be charged.

No one else was injured.

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 18, 2011

    citizensoldier16 said, "I hope Raleigh law enforcement starts writing more tickets to bicyclists..."

    The cops have a more work than they can ever hope to complete by trying to ticket people driving 2 tons of motorized steel like maniacs...drunks, speeders, redlight runners, tailgaters, etc.

  • Homeward Oct 11, 2011

    ezLikeSundayMorning you missed my point. If the drunk who hit us did get hurt (naturally he wasn't wearing a helmet, but wasn't ticketed for that illegality) the taxpayers would've footed the bill. THAT is stealing because his behavior was 100% preventable.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Oct 10, 2011

    Bike lanes don't help much in the best of circumstances and they make it less safe at interesections, driveways, and by on-street parking.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Oct 10, 2011

    Homeward's example of being hit by a drunk cyclists perfectly illustrates why they can continue to have the right to travel by bike; they are much less likely to hurt or kill someone else. Fine drunk cyclist and make them pay damages. I hope the person in this story recovers physically and then recovers from his addiction.

  • Supie Oct 10, 2011

    agreed: "Bicyclist to be charged with DWI" would be the interesting headline. But then people would complain that was inhumane, the guy getting hit was the big news... difficult to call. Maybe when he is recovered....

  • IzzMad2016 Oct 10, 2011

    "I'm tired of bicyclists riding like they own the road. Red lights are red lights. That goes for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians alike. I hope Raleigh law enforcement starts writing more tickets to bicyclists who don't follow the same laws they follow when driving a car."

    Amen to that!

  • citizensoldier16 Oct 10, 2011

    Way to steer emotion with headlines WRAL. You left the most important sentence for second to last? The headline should read "Bicyclist charged with DWI in accident".

    On a side note, I'm tired of bicyclists riding like they own the road. Red lights are red lights. That goes for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians alike. I hope Raleigh law enforcement starts writing more tickets to bicyclists who don't follow the same laws they follow when driving a car.

  • IAMAmerican Oct 10, 2011

    I actually saw this and it wasnt pretty, and certainly not something to laugh or joke about it
    chemanemelton

    I was not joking, I am serious!

  • chemanemelton Oct 10, 2011

    I actually saw this and it wasnt pretty, and certainly not something to laugh or joke about it

  • IAMAmerican Oct 10, 2011

    TrueBlueRep asked, "How do they punish a cylist?"

    Same way as a motorist mostly. Ticket. Court. Fine. Jail. ...and more jail, if that doesn't work.
    hereandnow99

    Do the police take away his bicycle? I realize he did wrong, and ended up hurting himself but atleast he didn't get behind the wheel of a car and kill someone else!

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