Articles Posted in North Carolina Bicycle Wrecks

Randolph County, NC (March 15, 2021) – A young man named Javier Alexander Estrada-Ochoa was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash while riding his bicycle in Randolph County, North Carolina.

The wreck happened on Thursday, March 4 on Fuller Mill Road near Reddy Foxx Lane.  Following the wreck, the driver who hit the young bicyclist fled the scene.

Reports now indicate that the fleeing driver, Michael Galloway, has now been arrested for his role in causing this crash.

Knightdale NC (January 18, 2021) – Bicycle rider seriously injured in a crash with van.

On Friday night, a woman riding a bicycle was seriously injured when she was hit by a van on Hodge Road.  The wreck happened in a crosswalk near the location where the Mingo Creek Greenway crosses Hodge Road.

According to available information, the 1996 Ford Econoline van failed to yield to the woman and hit her in the crosswalk.

Wanchese, N.C. (November 3, 2020) – Kenneth Wells Seriously Injured in Wanchese, NC Hit-and-Run Bike Crash

A gentleman named Kenneth Wells was seriously injured on Sunday morning near Wanchese, North Carolina when he was hit while riding his bicycle.  The accident happened on Harbor Road around 12:30 am when a woman hit Mr. Wells from behind.

The woman, a 45 year old from Manteo, fled the scene after the collision but was later caught and arrested.  She has been charged with felony hit-and-run.

Buncombe County, NC (July 20, 2020) – Bicyclist Jane Beach Killed in Buncombe County, North Carolina Crash

A bicyclist named Jane Beach was tragically killed on Saturday afternoon while riding her bike near Asheville, North Carolina.

The wreck happened around 5:00 pm on North Carolina Highway 191.  According to available information, a woman driving a Buick struck Ms. Beach and then fled the accident scene.

Zebulon, NC (June 19, 2020) – Bicyclist Injured in Zebulon, NC Crash With Vehicle

A bicyclist suffered injuries after being hit by a car in Zebulon, North Carolina on Thursday night.

The crash happened near West Gannon Avenue and Pineview Drive at around 10:30 p,.

Hildebran, NC (June 3, 2020) – Legal News – Robert Fox Killed in Hildebran NC Hit-and-Run Bicycle Crash

A bicyclist named Robert Fox was tragically killed on Monday evening in a hit-and-run crash near Hildebran, North Carolina.  The wreck happened around 11:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 70A near the Happy Day Grocery.

According to available information, a Hickory woman hit Mr. Fox and fled the scene.  The driver has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, and driving without a license.

A gentleman named Ignacio Giraldo was tragically killed while riding his bicycle last Thursday in Caldwell County, North Carolina near Grandfather Mountain.  Following the wreck, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.  Mr. Giraldo died two days following the wreck.

Police now indicate that the driver of the vehicle has been arrested in Granville County, North Carolina which is just north of Raleigh.  The 55 year old man was charged with felony hit and run although it would seem likely that there would be a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle charge as well.

As reported, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is actively investigating an accident between a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy and teen bicyclist.

Sgt. April Gause, spokeswoman for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, said the collision occurred Wednesday around 9:15 p.m. along Danford Road. Gause said Deputy Andrew Lentz was driving a county vehicle when it hit a 14-year-old bicyclist.

Officials said the boy was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and later released without serious injury. The deputy was treated and released from Dosher Memorial Hospital.

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