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2 Serious Cycling Accidents Occur in Raleigh

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A nine-year-old boy is hospitalized after trying to cross the Raleigh Beltline on his bicycle.(WRAL-TV5 News)
RALEIGH — Two serious cycling accidents occurred this weekend. In one, a man was hit by a car and killed as he rode along Hammond Road early Saturday morning. In the other, a 9-year-boy was hospitalized after trying to cross the Raleigh Beltline on his bicycle.

According toThe News & Observer, David Lee Hunter, 51, was pedaling toward the Johnston County intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 42. Wearing a helmet and riding the the wide emergency lane, Hunter was hit from behind by a car driven by Virgil B. Greene Jr., 21.

Greene told authorities he had a pain in his leg, reached down to attend to it, and as he did so his car veered into Hunter.

Authorities have not determined if charges will be filed. Greene, who held a Florida driver's license, does not have previous violations on his record.

The accident involving the child occurred just before 6 p.m. Saturday near the Western Boulevard entrance ramp. Police say the boy was riding with two friends and tried to cross the road when he was hit.

The boy suffered head injuries, but officers say they were not serious.

Police are not releasing his name. -->



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