Bicyclist struck by car, suffers minor injuries

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 17, 2005

A 19-year-old Greenville man sustained injuries resulting from an accident Tuesday morning when the bicycle he was riding collided with a car at the intersection of Fort Dale Road and Balaclava Drive.

According to Greenville Police Sergeant Justin Lovvorn, Sedrick Booker was apparently riding his bicycle on Balaclava Drive and collided with the vehicle. Lovvorn did not release the name of the driver of the vehicle because she is a juvenile.

&#8220Basically, from the driver's statement and witnesses on the scene, the person riding the bicycle was driving a little too fast and couldn't stop before coming out into Fort Dale Road in front of the driver,” Lovvorn said. &#8220It appeared that he came out into the roadway. We couldn't find any contributing factor on her part.”

Booker was taken to L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital for treatment following the accident, but Lovvorn said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

&#8220At the time I last checked on him it was just abrasions and scrapes, but no broken bones,” he said. &#8220Apparently (Booker) went over the car instead of under it, so that saved him from serious injury. If (the driver) hadn't veered off like she did it would probably have been worse than it was. He got real lucky.”

Lovvorn cautioned all those riding a bicycle to be aware of traffic and to follow the posted speed limit, obey all traffic laws, and wear bright or reflective clothing that allows cars to easily spot the rider.