Bicyclist seriously injured after being hit by car in Winston-Salem identified

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was seriously injured after a vehicle collided with his bike at a Winston-Salem intersection Thursday morning.

The accident happened around 4:57 a.m. at Country Club Road and Harper Street near Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem.

Police say James Walter Carter, 56, was driving a Chevrolet Impala through the intersection when it attempted to make a left turn onto the Silas Creek Parkway on-ramp.

Carter told police he did not see the bicyclist on Country Club Road and the bicyclist collided with the front of the vehicle.

The bicyclist, identified as 54-year-old James Gardner Weathers, was thrown from his bike.

He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There is no word on whether or not his injuries are life-threatening.

The crash is under investigation. There is no word yet on if charges will be filed.

Country Club Road has reopened to traffic.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.
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