Teen bicyclist dies after collision with car in North Carolina

Published 5:00 pm Monday, January 18, 2021

Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of a 14-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Berryhill Road shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators said Jaden Tyre Slade had stopped his bicycle at the intersection on Berryhill Road at a red light and intended to cross Freedom Drive.

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An 81-year-old motorist on Freedom Drive was approaching the intersection with a green light for his direction of travel.

The driver said Slade pulled in front of him and he could not avoid the collision.

Investigators said Slade was crossing within a crosswalk but against the traffic signals and a pedestrian crossing signal indicating not to cross.

Slade died of his injuries on Sunday.

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