Cyclist injured on Hwy. 54 Monday

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A bicyclist was injured early Monday afternoon when a pickup truck hit him as he rode alongside Ga. Highway 54 near Ebenezer Road, an eyewitness had told The Citizen.
Fayette County EMS officials confirmed that the cyclist, an unidentified male, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.

The eyewitness said the truck driver noted that he didn’t see the cyclist along the road, and the truck’s side mirror was knocked off during the collision.

Capt. Pete Nelms of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services said while they are not frequent, the county sees “a couple” collisions a year between bike riders and motor vehicles.