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Cyclist killed after truck sideswipes bike

The Greenville News: Cyclist killed after truck sideswipes bike

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS • JANUARY 11, 2010

SUMTER -- Authorities in South Carolina say a 49-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a truck as he rode his bicycle along a local highway.

 

The Item of Sumter reports that Sumter County Coroner Harvin Bullock said Tommy Tindal died at 3:35 p.m. Saturday afternoon from 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. 441 when he was struck by the box truck driven by 64-year-old Robert Reynolds of Chapin. Reynolds was not hurt.

Authorities are still investigating the accident.