Man who hit six cyclists last year indicted
CONCORD ó A Rockwell man has been indicted on charges that he drove off after striking six cyclists near Gold Hill last year.
Daniel Burton Wilson II, 21, of 325 Sand Road, Rockwell, swerved into a group of 18 cyclists, hitting six of them and dragging one underneath his Nissan Pathfinder in May 2010, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
Wilson was charged with six felony counts of hit and run. His case has been continued several times in Cabarrus District Court. A deputy court clerk in Cabarrus said Tuesday that a grand jury indicted Wilson in April. His case has been moved to Superior Court, but no date has been set.
Wilson was driving north on St. Stephens Church Road in Cabarrus County, just south of the Rowan County line between Kluttz and Salisbury roads, when he hit the group of cyclists, the Highway Patrol reported. The cyclists were traveling south on St. Stephens Church Road.
One cyclist went over the hood of the Pathfinder, one went under the car and several crashed into the vehicle, the Highway Patrol reported.
Wilson stopped, then drove off again with a cyclist under his vehicle, witnesss told the Highway Patrol. Other cyclists tried to stop the SUV, and Wilson drove around them in the ditch, dislodging the cyclist who was under the vehicle, according to the report.
A motorist who saw the collision followed Wilsonís car and recorded the tag number, the Highway Patrol said. Wilson later turned himself in at the Cabarrus County Sheriffís Office.
Four of the cyclists were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord and two were treated at the scene.
Wilson had previously pleaded guilty to driving after consuming an alcoholic beverage by a person younger than 21 and had been charged twice with driving without a license.