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Police: Cyclist taken to hospital after hitting car


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A bicyclist has been taken to the hospital after hitting a car at the intersection of 16th and Dawson streets in Wilmington.

Wilmington Police say it happened around 2:55 p.m.

Police say the man on the bike was heading west on Dawson toward Dairy Queen, and the motorist was traveling south toward the hospital. Investigators say the light turned green as the cyclist was trying to get across the street, and he ran into a 2009 Nissan.

Officers do not have the man's name at this time. He was taken to the hospital complaining of chest pains at the scene.

Police have not filed any charges at this time. They are still trying to collect information.

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Isn't Dawson one-way to the East? So he was biking the wrong way on Dawson? Coming from a direction no one on 17th would expect?

no problem

Many on bicycles don't believe traffic laws apply to them.

Typical bicyclist...

...that think they can ignore traffic laws. I'll bet he had a mess in his little spandex panties!


I am a cyclist. I do follow the laws. I wish more drivers would be more considerate of my safety and pass when safe not just because I am in front of them. If you will excuse the pun,"It is a two way street." Just the tone of most cyclist new stories are biased towards the cyclist being in the wrong. Cyclist Hits Car. So already you are leaning towards the cyclist being the wrong one. Just like Cyclist Hurt By Two Ton Vehicle would spin it the other way.