Monday, September 11, 2006

Cyclist Hit by Car, Then Hit by Another Waiting for EMTs

Bad luck or plain stupidity?

A bicycle rider in South Carolina was in serious condition on Sunday after he veered into traffic and was hit by one car, then struck by another as he waited for an ambulance, according to the state Highway Patrol.

The rider, who wasn't named, was at a local hospital, said Lance Cpl. Kathy Hiles.

He veered into traffic at about 4:30 a.m., she said. Driver Erin Hartness of Anderson struck him with her 1996 Nissan, Hiles said.

Another car struck him again as he waited for Emergency Medical Services, she said.

The second car, a gray Honda with front-end damage, stopped momentarily and then left, she said.

I have no idea why this big dummy sat in the street while waiting for the ambulance. But considering it was 4:30am, something tells me the dude wasn't the most sober biker on the road.