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Bicyclist seriously injured by car on Ronald Reagan Boulevard

A man is in serious condition though is expected to live after a car hit his bicycle Thursday morning on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in south Forsyth.

Around 8 a.m. May 18, the 59-year-old was in the right lane traveling west on Ronald Reagan Boulevard by the far entrance of The Collection at Forsyth near Lanier Technical College when a 21-year-old male driving a 2012 Mazda hit him, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, had reportedly been traveling east and was at-tempting to make a left turn into The Collection when the crash occurred.

“The bicyclist attempted to avoid the collision by swerving right but the Mazda’s front bumper struck the bike, knocking him off and destroying the bike,” Rainwater said. “He was transported to North Fulton Hospital after sustaining serious injuries, [though] they were not life-threatening.”

The sheriff’s office traffic specialist unit (TSU) which investigates serious and pedestrian-related incidents, responded to the scene.

TSU’s investigation into the accident is ongoing and may result in charges, though Rainwater said it is too early to determine who would be charged.