Cyclist hit by car in Martinez

Emergency response personnel take a man to an ambulance after he was hit while riding his bicycle along Fury's Ferry Road at Park Lane just before 11:30 a.m.

A bicyclist was hit by a car Thursday morning in Martinez.


Ryan Wakeman, 34, of Gibson, Ga., is in good condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman. He sustained what appeared to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, Columbia County sheriff’s Deputy Mike Miller said.

Just before 11:30 a.m., Wakeman was riding his bicycle south along Furys Ferry Road at Park Lane in front of Zaxby’s restaurant, police said. He did not stop for a red light and was hit by a Chrysler Sebring turning left onto Park Lane.

“The bicycle had a red light,” Miller said. “He said he has no brakes on his bicycle, was not able to stop and was hit.”

Wakeman was found at fault in the wreck because he didn’t stop for the red light. Bicyclists must follow motor vehicle rules of the road, Miller said.

The driver of the Chrysler – Sierra Miedema, 19, of Martinez – was not charged.


Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:54

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