Fire truck kills SC bike rider

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 8:01 AM
Last updated 7:13 PM
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — A bicycle rider has died after being hit by a North Charleston fire truck that was responding to a call.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says the collision happened shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday in North Charleston.

Officials say the fire truck’s lights and sirens were on when the accident happened.

The biker was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and died there. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Troopers are still investigating the collision.

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oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 01/10/14 - 11:35 am
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Stand your ground?
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One possible answer to this wreck may be the one finger response given by too many bicycle riders. You blow your horn to warn them of approaching danger and you get the finger answer of “I am standing my ground” even if it kills me!

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dichotomy 01/10/14 - 01:59 pm
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“I am standing my ground”

“I am standing my ground” even if it kills me!

Yeh, or they had their earbuds in with music blaring in their ear like so many of them I see riding in traffic.

Of course, out riding at 11 P.M they could have been one of those "I'm riding a bike home from the bar because I had a DUI and no longer have a license" folks too.

Anyway, it's a shame someone got killed but you cannot butt heads with a fire truck and win. Hopefully the AC will do a follow up on the results of the investigation.

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