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Man on bicycle injured in Raleigh crash

Posted September 24, 2012
Updated September 25, 2012

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— A man on a bicycle was seriously injured Monday afternoon in a crash involving a box truck in Raleigh, police said.

The crash happened around 2 p.m. on Louisburg Road near the Spring Forest Road intersection. According to a wreck report, the truck's side mirror struck the bicyclist, causing him to hit the road head first.

Christopher Anthony Small was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not released.

No other information was available.

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  • piene2 Sep 26, 2012

    "And DON'T forget either. Sidewalks are for pedestrians, roads for cars......................get it straight.
    Bartmeister"

    Here in North Carolina drivers are just as likely to drive on sidewalks if the fancy strikes them so what is the difference ?

  • dirkdiggler Sep 26, 2012

    bart, you're just being silly now, and as staunch an advocate i am for cyclists, you've evoked a grin from me.

  • wwrwheel Sep 26, 2012

    This sounds eerily similar to the incident where the man died not too long ago. Within a mile or 2.

  • Bartmeister Sep 26, 2012

    Anyway, enough of the volley. Bicyclists, bikers, anything without a state issued license that travels considerably less that the flow of motor vehicles around it presents a danger and should be noted as such by the operators of those impeding pylons. If you can't keep up a sustained speed to blend into the traffic pattern, then you need to stay off the road. Bottom line, does it really matter who's right or wrong if you are dead or laid up in a hospital? Done on this subject, peace out.........

  • Holy Carp. Sep 26, 2012

    "Then take it to a park or somewhere without cars."

    Until it's against the law you can keep making this statement until you're blue in the face. The law gives them just as much right to be on the road as your 4 wheeled, gas powered vehicle. While I agree that some bikers don't always follow the same traffic laws as cars and motor cycles, the same goes for the folks driving the cars and motorcycles- they don't always follow the laws of the road. Is it smart for people to ride a bike where the speedlimit is 50+mph? No- I ride and I can tell you I'll avoid any road that the speed limit is over 50 and more than 6 lanes as it is where this guy was struck. I also wear a helmet.

  • Bartmeister Sep 26, 2012

    Bartmeister, it is illegal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. And I like the way you've evaded my questions about who was on the wrong side of the road and why your 'only' option was to speed up. dirkdiggler

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    Then take it to a park or somewhere without cars. I said we met, they scurried in the ditches. I didn't say either one was on the wrong side. One guy was ringing the bell on his handle bars like a mad man, others were fixing their streamers.

  • Bartmeister Sep 26, 2012

    I was herding cattle Dirk, and they were running!!

  • Warm Soft Dose of Snah Sep 26, 2012

    dirk, Not all Bikers are old fat dudes and not all bicyclist's are a thin women on a bicycle, that's just your opinion. Why does my opinion bother you so much?

  • dirkdiggler Sep 26, 2012

    "@dirk = my comments are making it through, several attempts. Believe it when I say we met on a small road, them on one side, me on the other."

    If you all were on opposite sides of the road, what was the problem? And why would you speed up if you saw them in some sort of emotional distress? Show some compassion instead of disregard for human life.

  • dirkdiggler Sep 26, 2012

    Bartmeister, it is illegal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. And I like the way you've evaded my questions about who was on the wrong side of the road and why your 'only' option was to speed up.

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