Bicyclist in hospital after being hit by truck on Tobacco Road

A bicyclist hit near 1779 Tobacco Road on Monday night is in critical condition, according to a sheriff's deputy.

The bicyclist suffered head trauma when his bike was rear-ended by a utility-type truck as he traveled west on Tobacco Road, said Richmond County Sheriff's Deputy Terry Skinner. The accident happened about 8:52.

Skinner said charges are pending against the truck driver, Willie Ferrell. Witnesses said the truck attempted to swerve to avoid hitting the bicyclist, the deputy said.

The name of the biker has not been released. He was taken to Medical College of Georgia hospital.

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