Bicyclist injured after struck by truck


From staff reports

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Perquimans County man was injured Saturday when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a pickup truck on Harvey Point Road.

Charles Francis Halcomb, 27, of 108 Shore Drive, Hertford, was transported by Perquimans County Emergency Medical Service to Vidant Chowan Hospital, according to Trooper T.F. Langley of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Halcomb was riding a bicycle north on Harvey Point Road around 6 p.m. when the bicycle was struck by a 1995 Ford truck driven by Benjamin Adam Ward, 39, of 2659 Harvey Point Road, Langley said. 

The collision occurred near the intersection of Harvey Point Road and Newbold Street, according to Langley. Ward was charged with a passing violation in connection with the accident, Langley said.