Bicyclist struck on Deans Bridge Road

The bicyclist in serious condition after being struck on Deans Bridge Road by a car has been identified as Dontiez Thomas, 19, of Augusta.

Around 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Thomas was riding his bicycle east on Deans Bridge Road near Ridge Road into the path of a southbound red Honda sedan driven by Rosetta Bussey, 60, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Cpl. Michael Pletcher.

Thomas was knocked from his bike and taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he was in serious condition Sunday.

Bussey and her 17-year-old granddaughter who was a passenger in the car were not injured, Pletcher said.

Members of the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction team investigated the scene and found Thomas at fault for failing to yield, although Pletcher said deputies will most likely not ticket him.

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