Man struck on Turner McCall

A man who was riding a bicycle was struck by a car around 2 p.m. this afternoon near East 8th Street and Turner McCall Boulevard. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

A bicyclist was still being treated in the emergency room at Redmond Regional Medical Center Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Turner McCall Boulevard at East Eighth Street.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Lee Bowden:

Kenneth Nichols, age and address not available, and a female friend were on separate bikes attempting to cross Turner McCall Boulevard around 2 p.m. Thursday when he was struck by a 2016 Nissan Altima driven by Haley Paschal, 18, of Rockmart.

Bowden said Nichols and his friend were both riding east to west across Turner McCall when Paschal, apparently distracted by talking with a passenger in her car, ran the red light in front of Nichols.

Paschal was given a citation for the running the light.

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