Bicyclist injured at Lake LanierPublished 7:00pm Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Tryon Fire Department and Greenville County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were dispatched at 1:17 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 to a reported bicycle accident in the 1000 block of East Lakeshore Drive at Lake Lanier.
Tryon Fire Chief Joey Davis said upon arrival, emergency responders found a male patient who had wrecked while riding his bicycle. No vehicles were involved.
Davis said the patient had a few lacerations and had struck his head but was wearing a helmet, which absorbed the impact.
A helicopter was dispatched to land at the former Family Dollar parking lot, but after evaluation the airlift was canceled, according to information heard on the scanner from Polk County dispatch.
Davis said the patient was evaluated by Tryon and Greenville County EMS and transported by Landrum Rescue to St. Luke’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Landrum Fire Department also responded to assist with the accident.