Cyclist collides with vehicle, transported to hospital

by Kelly Corbett
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A 60-year-old female cyclist and a car collided at Airlie Road and the Heide Trask Drawbridge on Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:44 a.m.

Three Wrightsville Beach Police Department officers in two vehicles responded to the incident.

“The cyclist was coming up over the bridge going toward Airlie, going westbound, and the other one was stopped at Airlie Road getting ready to make a right-hand turn,” police chief Dan House said. “Apparently the person making a right-hand turn in the vehicle didn’t see the bicyclist coming down and the bicyclist pretty much T-boned the car.” 

He added that the cyclist was riding on the sidewalk over the bridge, but by North Carolina law should have been in the westbound traffic lane.

No one was charged. The cyclist was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for sustained injuries to her right leg.

House said he does not recall any recent similar incidents. The last big incident dealing with the road grate on the bridge was a motorcycle accident almost one year ago.

Kelly Corbett

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