Troopers: Truck hits group of cyclists, speeds off
Posted November 8, 2011
Apex, N.C. — Bikers out for a Sunday morning ride in Chatham County this weekend say they got a scare from a pickup truck that came from behind and veered into the group.
Two cyclists were hit on Martha's Chapel Road off N.C. Highway 751 hard enough to rip the right-side mirror from the truck, but they suffered only a few cuts and bruises.
State troopers say the driver of the truck sped off after hitting the cyclists, and they're asking anyone who has seen a white or silver Toyota pickup with a missing right-side mirror to call authorities.
Larry Wheeler was in the group of 30 bikers. He said he wishes drivers would be more respectful and willing to share the road.
"Everybody's in a rush. Everybody thinks they can squeeze by," he said. "Sometimes they can't, and people who are going to suffer are cyclists on the road because they could get severely hurt, paralyzed or killed."