Fatal accident involving bicyclist in North Charleston

Fatal accident involving bicyclist in North Charleston
Charleston Police are responding to a four-car crash in West Ashley. (Source: AP)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police officers are investigating a fatal accident involving one vehicle and one bicyclist.

The accident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday morning at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Paramount Road.

According to Spencer Pryor of the North Charleston Police Department, the bicyclist was on the sidewalk traveling east on Dorchester Road, while the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was stopped at a red light on Paramount Road.

Once the light turned green, the Suburban accelerated through the light but the bicyclist did not proceed to stop and crossed in front of the Suburban and was struck.

The bicyclist was pronounced deceased on scene. The cyclist's identity will be released after the family is notified.

No charges have been filed against the driver of the Suburban.

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