EPD says pedestrian suffered ‘non-life-threatening injuries’ after being hit by van

4:20 pm | October 4, 2013

A pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with what authorities said were “non-life-threatening injuries” after he was struck by a moving vehicle at the intersection of S. Sycamore Street and Hattie Avenue in downtown Elizabethton.

Photo by Brandon HicksDustin Bishop, left, holds his head in pain while G.W. McNeal looks on. McNeal was driving south on S. Sycamore Street when he struck Bishop, who was riding his bicycle down Hattie Avenue.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Dustin Bishop, left, holds his head in pain while G.W. McNeal looks on. McNeal was driving south on S. Sycamore Street when he struck Bishop, who was riding his bicycle down Hattie Avenue.

At about 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Dustin Bishop, 19, 401 W. H St., Elizabethton, was struck while riding his bicycle across S. Sycamore Street by a 1998 Dodge Ram van driven south, towards downtown, by G.W. McNeal, 123 Commodore Ave., Elizabethton.

Upon the arrival of Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad, Bishop was placed onto a gurney and transported to a local hospital.

Though Bishop was bloodied, Elizabethton Police Department Chief Greg Workman, who was on the scene, said that his injuries did not appear fatal.

“It is non-life-threatening injuries,” Workman said. “He had cuts, scrapes, and bruises.”

EPD Sgt. Matt Croy added that McNeal was unharmed, but appeared to be shaken.

With an investigation pending, no charges have been filed against McNeal.

 

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