Cyclist ‘seriously injured’ after truck collision in Asheville

ASHEVILLE – A driver in a Ford pickup truck struck a cyclist at the 40 block of Merrimon Avenue near the Shell station off the I-240 exit downtown in the early morning hours of July 10, according to an Asheville Police Department news release.

The cyclist suffered serious injuries, but none that are life-threatening, according to APD. The driver of the pickup, Joshua Charles Andrews, 34, of Cullowhee, was charged with careless and reckless driving, exceeding a safe speed and driving with no operator’s license. Andrews has a court date set for Aug. 10.

Police Capt. Joe Silberman did not answer a question asking if the cyclist had been taken to the hospital.

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