Saturday, April 20

Bicyclist Hit By Car in Randleman – Airlifted In Critical Condition

Randleman Police Officers take measurements as they investigate the scene of the accident on S Main St.  [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal]

RANDLEMAN N.C. – A bicyclist was airlifted in critical condition this evening after being struck while crossing the street in front of Sir Pizza in Randleman.

According to officials on the scene at 6:42 pm Randolph County 911 dispatched the Randleman Police and Fire Departments along with Randolph County EMS to 413 S Main St. A 911 caller reported a bicyclist who was crossing the street was struck by a vehicle.

Randleman firefighters arrived on scene at 6:45 pm, just 3 minutes after they were dispatched, and the victim was transported to the practice field located behind Randleman High School where UNC Air Care landed to pick up the patient.

Local First Responders and UNC Air Care Flight Medics load the patient into the the helicopter which landed at the practice ball field behind Randleman High School.  [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal]

S Main St was closed between Sunset St and W Brown St for several hours as police gathered evidence and investigated the accident.

According to Capt. Sexton with the Randleman Police Department the victim that was riding the bicycle, is in critical condition and the extent of the injuries is unknown at this time. The accident is still under investigation.