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Cyclist dies in fatal Onslow County car accident

When North Carolina drivers get behind the wheel of a car, they assume a reasonable duty of care for other drivers as well as pedestrians and cyclists on the road. A second of inattention may result in a car accident that could cause serious injury or even death. Unfortunately, a fatal car accident occurred in Onslow County on Thursday, June 14.

A 60-year-old bicyclist, who was also the owner of Batts Grill in Surf City, was traveling on N.C. 210 close to the North Topsail Shore Country Club when he was struck by a car. Police believe the driver was traveling south on the same road when he failed to yield to the bicyclist. He made a left turn, striking the bicyclist and causing life-threatening injuries.

The cyclist was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center by later passed away from his injuries. Police do not believe that alcohol played a part in this accident. The driver is now facing criminal charges of failure to yield the right of way and other charges that are still pending.

The possible negligence of the driver has apparently led to the death of this cyclist, and while he is now facing charges in connection to the accident, it still does not ease the grief the man's family must be feeling. Any time someone is on North Carolina roads, constant vigilance is required to ensure their safety and the safety of others sharing the road. What appears to be just a moment of inattentiveness on the driver's part will now affect the cyclist's family for a lifetime.

Source: Star News Online, "Surf City bicyclist dies after accident," Shannan Bowen, June 15, 2012

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