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Update: Cyclist died from injuries from collision with truck in Bike MS race

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NEW BERN, N.C. -


Nancy Swackhamer, the cyclist that collided with a truck during a New Bern bike race, has died from injuries sustained in the accident.

At this time, no charges have been filed for the accident.

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A cyclist is in critical condition after a collision with a truck during the 25th Annual Bike MS Race in New Bern.

On Saturday, troopers say they received a call about a wreck at the intersection of Spring Garden Road and Washington Post just after 9:30p.m. Troopers say 69-year-old Nancy Swackhamer was traveling along the bike course headed north on Highway 43. Troopers say Swackhamer went to merge into the left turning lane when she collided with the truck behind her. While investigators would not comment on her condition, troopers say Swackhamer was flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

National MS Society’s Greater Carolinas Chapter President, Jeff Furst, says while races are usually safe, they have plans in place if someone is injured during race.

Cyclist Jeremy Magid says while races are generally safe, there are risks. Magid says while he has never been injured while biking, he has seen people get hurt when the driver or cyclists wasn’t paying attention. Magid says the key is patience.

"Realize it's about five seconds that they are delayed and it’s really not that big compares to somebody's life," said Magid.

Magid also says honking actually can do more harm than good, because it can startle the cyclist.

Troopers say Saturday’s accident is still under investigation. 9 On Your Side is still working to get updates on the injured cyclist.






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