Bicyclist killed when hit by truck on South Carolina highway

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SUMTER, S.C. — Authorities say a 49-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a truck as he rode a bicycle on a highway.

Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock said Tommy Tindal died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday of massive head injuries and multiple trauma.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Tindal was not wearing a helmet.

Tindal was riding his bike southbound on the northbound shoulder of S.C. Highway 441 when he was struck by the box truck driven by 64-year-old Robert Reynolds of Chapin. Reynolds was not hurt.

Authorities are investigating the accident.

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HughDonnet
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HughDonnet 01/10/10 - 04:04 pm
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"Tindal was riding his bike

"Tindal was riding his bike southbound on the northbound shoulder ..." That should be the start and finish to the investigation.

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RogueKnight 01/10/10 - 04:37 pm
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Man, I hate to read stories

Man, I hate to read stories like this. When I was a child, I was taught, "Ride in the direction of traffic and walk against the direction of traffic." Condolences to Mr. Tindal's family.

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crackertroy 01/10/10 - 04:38 pm
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Tragic. Shouldn't you ride
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Tragic. Shouldn't you ride southbound on the southbound side?

wsm141
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wsm141 01/10/10 - 04:48 pm
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The Law is walk against

The Law is walk against traffic and ride with traffic. I'm so sick of seeing certain individuals constantly breaking this law. They do whatever the hell they want to and nobody does anything about it. They are just as bad as idiots riding in the passing only lane!!!!! COPS START TICKETING THESE DRIVERS!!!!! YOU WOULD MAKE MORE MONEY WRITING THESE TICKETS THAN YOU WOULD SPEEDING!!!

wsm141
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wsm141 01/10/10 - 04:49 pm
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The Law is walk facing

The Law is walk facing traffic and ride with traffic. I'm so sick of seeing certain individuals constantly breaking this law. They do whatever the hell they want to and nobody does anything about it. They are just as bad as idiots riding in the passing only lane!!!!! COPS START TICKETING THESE DRIVERS!!!!! YOU WOULD MAKE MORE MONEY WRITING THESE TICKETS THAN YOU WOULD SPEEDING!!!

sassygirl12
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sassygirl12 01/10/10 - 07:16 pm
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this is a sad situation. and

this is a sad situation. and i feel hurt for this family. now you people that walk and ride bikes better watch out. first of all you wear no reflective clothing. i know you don't, because i pass many of you a day. half the time you are in all dark colors. now, when its still dark outside how in the world are we suppose to see you? you act as if the road belongs to you and we are suppose to get out of your way. i know this is some peoples means of transprtation but lets make it a safe one by following the rules. ok children?

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humbleopinion 01/10/10 - 07:52 pm
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Does anyone really think that

Does anyone really think that a helmet would have helped?????

HughDonnet
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HughDonnet 01/10/10 - 08:10 pm
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humble, probably not vs a

humble, probably not vs a truck.

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