CHAPEL HILL – A Chapel Hill man was hit while biking on North Fordham Boulevard near the Estes Drive intersection Tuesday afternoon.
Donald Holloway, 75, was knocked off his bicycle at 4:48 p.m. by a truck hauling a trailer with heavy piece of equipment on it, Sergeant Donnie Rhodes of the Chapel Hill Police Department confirmed. The piece of equipment hit Holloway, catapulting him over his handle bars. The truck driver did not realize that Holloway had been hit and continued to drive until police later stopped him. The driver also said he thought Holloway was a pedestrian and did not realize he was riding a bike.
Holloway, who was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident, was transported to UNC Hospitals. Srgt. Rhodes said believes he did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
The incident caused the right lane of Fordham Blvd. to be closed-off and traffic was backed-up for about an hour.