Bicyclist struck by vehicle on U.S. 176 Saturday

Published 2:54 pm Thursday, July 6, 2017

SALUDA-A bicyclist was seriously injured along U.S. 176 between Tryon and Saluda after being struck by a car on Saturday, July 1, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

N.C. State Trooper Jesse Chavez said a four-door passenger vehicle was traveling up the mountain and the bicyclist was traveling down the mountain when the driver of the vehicle attempted to turn left onto Pearson Falls Road and struck the bicyclist.

The bicyclist was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for his injuries.

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An emergency call was received at 9:34 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, according to reports, with local emergency agencies responding.

The bicyclist is a man from Tryon, according to Trooper Chavez. The latest update on the bicyclist’s condition was that he was in critical condition in ICU. 

No charges had been made as of Wednesday, July 1.

No names have been released.