Cyclist hit by van on US 29

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 30, 2012

A man riding a bicycle was taken to the hospital after being hit by a Latino Express van on U.S. 29 Friday afternoon.
The accident was near the Highway Patrol station and The Hawg Shop, in the 5800 block of South Main Street.
The pedestrian’s bicycle was mangled and remained on the side of the street after being struck.
The taxi driver, Darwin Moreira, won’t be charged, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Carpenter said.
The accident happened about 3:20 p.m. Neighbors said the cyclist and the taxi were both heading south when the crash happened.The cyclist, who was not immediately identified, was in the inside lane of the 55 mph zone when he was struck, Carpenter said.
He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast.