Bicyclist hit, injured during competition in Raleigh

Troopers confirm a cyclist was injured in an accident involving a vehicle during Sunday's Ironman race. (Photo courtesy: Jay Gacengeci)

Troopers confirm a cyclist was injured in an accident involving a vehicle during Sunday's Ironman race. (Photo courtesy: Jay Gacengeci)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Troopers confirmed a cyclist was injured in an accident involving a vehicle during Sunday’s Ironman race in Raleigh.

Authorities told WTVD-TV it happened just after 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of New Hill Holleman Road and Shearon Harris Road.

Troopers said a car passed bikers in a double-yellow no passing zone, while traveling at 50 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Deputies on the road told the driver — Shelia Morrison — to slow down, but she hit the brakes and cut in front of the bikers before stopping, according to WTVD.

At that point, officials said the lead bicyclist, Jon Segerstrom, struck her passenger side door.

Segerstrom was taken to WakeMed with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities.

Morrison has been charged with careless and reckless driving and failure to obey traffic officer.



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