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Garner bicyclist injured in hit-and-run

Posted March 6, 2012

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— Garner police are seeking the driver who hit a bicyclist early Monday and then drove away.

Police said a vehicle struck Alejandro Lopez Ramos from behind as he was riding a bicycle north on the shoulder of the northbound lane of the 200 block of Weston Road around 1 a.m.

Ramos suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Ramos was hit by a burgundy 2000 to 2004 Buick Century or Regal, police said. It has damage to the right, front corner of the passenger side.

Anyone with information on the driver's identity or whereabouts of the vehicle is asked to call police Detective Grant Davis at 919-772-8810.


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  • Ambygirl Mar 6, 2012

    brit it doesn't say he didn't have reflectors. I know it doesn't say he DID but he very well may have. Whether he did or not doesn't give someone the right to hit him and keep going...

  • britsturtevant Mar 6, 2012

    reflectors are cheap

  • eric416 Mar 6, 2012

    Yes! this guy is spanish but cant afford an bicycle however he is an worker like the rest regardless of all post but i feel that the motorist shall stay clear of an cyclist when riding on the highway or motorcycle to keep from being at fault of the accident, what he should have done in his state of mind should have got the license plate number of the vichle and charge the register owner of the license plate to the accident people are so ignornat these day and have no respect for people on bicycles and not sharing the road,and yes this man works at an resturant and maybe couldnt afford an car so thats why he was riding an bicycle on the road.

  • Ambygirl Mar 6, 2012

    You know who rides a bike at 1 AM? Someone working a 2nd shift job or at a restaraunt that closes at a late hour. This poor individual may not have had money to buy a car and has to ride a bike. Regardless, the person that hit him should have stopped to see what happened and called 911. I blame the driver, not the person on the bike!!

  • boingc Mar 6, 2012

    "When did it become against the law to ride a bike on a sidewalk?"

    It's always been that way, as far as I know. Sidewalks are for pedestrians, not cyclists.

  • jjsmith1973 Mar 6, 2012

    When did it become against the law to ride a bike on a sidewalk? I have noticed a lot of times driving home late at night people in dark cloths riding on the street and you can't see them until you are almost up on them. The guy should have stopped. Although, I think that this area is bad about. One not having sidewalks and two even if they do they don't allow bike riders on them.

  • not my real name Mar 6, 2012

    its going to come to a point where every intersection is video monitored/recorded, as well it should be. Leaving someone there to maybe die is so wrong on so many levels. May guilt and paranoia consume that person until they turn themselves in and are accountable for their actions. I'm no expert but I didn't know honda made a bicycle LOL

  • awr117 Mar 6, 2012

    The driver probably thought he hit an animal or never noticed. Who rides a bike on the streets at 1AM?

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 6, 2012

    What kind of bike was he riding????
    March 6, 2012 11:32 a.m.
    ....Mmmm Stolen?

  • britsturtevant Mar 6, 2012

    What kind of bike was he riding????

    He was riding a Honda Goldwing