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Bicyclist struck, killed by car in Hoke County

Posted January 2
Updated January 3

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— A man riding a bicycle was killed Saturday evening after being struck by a car in Hoke County.

North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said that an unidentified man in his late 40s was struck by a 2001 Izuzu Rodeo at about 6:45 p.m. on N.C. Highway 401.

The driver of the Izuzu said that two vehicles were approaching each other with their high beams on and, as he dimmed his lights, he struck the bicyclist.

Authorities said that the man on the bike was wearing dark clothing with no reflectors.

Troopers said it is likely that no charges will be filed against the driver, although the incident remains under investigation.

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  • Aaron Whaley Jan 4, 2016
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    Not to mention violating the law by not having reflectors and a head light.

  • OncomingStorm Jan 3, 2016

    Although I usually side with bicyclists in such instances, having been struck by cars while biking twice myself, if this fellow had inappropriate clothing and no lights and reflectors he was in disobedience to common sense. I wonder if he was under the influence to have used such lethally stupid judgment.

  • Benjamin Kite Jan 3, 2016
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    LED headlights are out of control. They are far too bright and they are costing lives.