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Bicyclists injured in collision with car near Selma

Posted November 14, 2010

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— Two bicyclists were injured in a collision with a car on N.C. Highway 96, north of Selma, Friday evening, state troopers said.

Car driver Marie Jania, 37, moved into the southbound lane to pass bicyclists Renny Barnard, 17, and Richard Baker, 20, who were going north on N.C. 96, troopers said. At the same time, the bicyclists moved into the southbound lane to let the car pass them. The car struck the back of the bicycles.

Barnard was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh to be treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said. Baker was treated for minor injuries at Johnston Regional Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.

Troopers said they will not file charges in the wreck.

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  • ezLikeSundayMorning Nov 15, 2010

    If they had just stayed in the right lane, she would have been on down the road easily. As a cyclist, I fully support everyone's right to the road, but please know and follow the rules. Why play frogger crossing back and forth when you can simply stay to the right and cars can easily pass on the left in a normal traffic manuver?