NEW INFO: Teen Bicyclist Remains In Critical Condition

A Pitt County teenager remains in critical condition after he was struck while riding his bicycle Monday afternoon.

State troopers say Jesse Joyner and his father were riding down Highway 33 West when a passing car hit the 16-year-old.

The Highway Patrol says the teen made an abrupt left turn as the car was trying to pass the bike.

After hitting the car, Joyner became airborne for 30 yards, landed on the highway and slid some 25 feet.

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A teenager was critically injured after state troopers say be made an abrupt left turn into the path of a car that was trying to pass.

The accident happened around 1:40 p.m. on Highway 33, just east of the Belvoir Free Will Baptist Church.

State troopers say the bicyclist, who is either 15 or 16-years-old, was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

They say a father and his teenage son were riding their bikes along Highway 33 when a Honda Accord came up behind them. As the car was passing, troopers say the teenager made an abrupt left turn and went onto the hood of the car.

After hitting the car, the teen became airborne for 30 yards, landed on the highway and slid some 25 feet.

The driver of the car was treated at the scene and troopers say it doesn't look like any charges will be filed.

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