Man On Bicycle Injured After Collision With Car

A bicyclist is expected to be OK after an accident this morning, invovling a car.

Washington Police, Lt. William Chrismon say, the bicyclist, 47-year-old Charles Stancil, traveling towards traffic on Highway 264 also known as John Small Avenue around 8:00 Friday morning. That's when he collided with a car coming out of the Hardee's parking lot.

According to Chrismon, The driver, 26-year old Sierra Collins, was traveling at a very low rate of speed and the time of impact.

Stancil was transported to Vidant of Beaufort County hospital after witnesses say he complained of leg pain.

Officers say it appears he has non-life threatening injuries.

The case is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

A man on a bicycle and a car collided in Washington Friday morning.

It happened after 8 a.m. on Highway 264 near the Hardee's and Food Lion shopping center.

A witness on the scene said the man was complaining of pain in his legs after the crash but that it did not appear the man was critically injured.

There is no word on the victim's name or what caused the accident. We'll update this story as we get information.

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  • by Jan on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    There was a young man killed in Bath on 3-18-12 heard nothing on the news?
  • by becker Location: gville on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    Outlaw bikes....when you outlaw mopeds
  • by Amy Location: Washington on Mar 16, 2012 at 04:00 PM
    Wow this is a shame. I see people here in Wahington and in Pitt County on bicycles riding carelessly through traffic, not stopping at stop signs, and most do not wear helmets. They should be made to follow the rules of bicycling on public streets and wearing helmets should be mandatory. Who knows, if he was riding the bike at that time of morning and couldn't see a car he must have been bicycling drunk or high! My prayers go out to the young lady in the car
  • by Bikes Location: enc on Mar 16, 2012 at 09:18 AM
    I moved here from Durham fifteen years ago. It was one of my smarter life decisions, but the bicycle situation in Wash. and Pitt county is totally out of control. Chapel Hill and Durham have many times the bikers, but they do enforce the bike laws. Helmets, riding with traffic, and single riders only (not passengers on the handle bars) are observed. Many times, I have bearly missed bikers due to lack of reflectors-or those so dirty that their visibility does not allow enough time to brake. If I hurt someone, I would have to live with that the rest of my life-not to mention their pain and suffering. Many of these offenders are just kids who need to be taught.
  • by Jimmy Location: Tick Bite on Mar 16, 2012 at 09:01 AM
    Bicyclists are to obey the same laws of the road as drivers in cars. Use hand signals when stopping or turning, Stop at stop signs and red lights and always ride with traffic,otherwise you may get hit.just ask this guy
  • by Dale Location: Washington on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:50 AM
    The police need to check these types of accidents throughly. Many times these can be a case of fraud on the part of the person receiving the minor injuries. I am glad he wasn't hurt bad and this isn't one of the types of case's that happens at times.
  • by citizen Location: Plymouth on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:45 AM
    He was riding towards traffic, which is against traffic laws. Nothing against bicyclists, but we see them all hours of the night and day in the Plymouth area, weaving in and out of traffic on the busiest thoroughfares. They never wear a bike helmet, are often wearing dark clothing, and sometimes are inebriated or stoned to boot. Very difficult to see until you are right up on them.
  • by Rodney D. Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:41 AM
    Bikers are supposed to ride WITH traffic, not against.
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      by Rodney on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:52 AM in reply to Rodney D.
      Hey, that's my name! And my last initial too!
  • by MC Jamal Location: mean streets on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:39 AM
    Things like this wouldn't happen if more money was spent on public transportation.Poor people can't afford cars and gas,but they still need to get around.
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      by Thats Right! on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM in reply to MC Jamal
      Take me to get my scratch off lotto tickets.
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      by WHAT??? on Mar 20, 2012 at 01:13 PM in reply to MC Jamal
      OK if he was walking would he have still been hit... make some since when you comment on here. Stay off the road if you can't obey traffic laws... and all the money that this city has spent on sidewalks you need to use them too if you can't figure out how to ride a bike down the street like you have sense.
  • by JAY Location: Winterville on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:36 AM
    I hope the man is fine but shouldn't he be traveling with traffic? That is always a bit of a mystery for some people. Maybe WITN could run some bike safety and bike law stories to help people be more aware of how bikers should ride in traffic and how car and truck drivers could watch and try to prevent hitting riders. I know it scares me every time I see a bike zipping through traffic at a stop light while cars are sitting still and they keep on going and cars turn in front of them because they can't see them coming. Shouldn't bikers stop with traffic? I have seen a couple of near misses over by Target in Greenville just this week.
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