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One dead after accident on Dawson Road

A man on a bicycle died after being hit by a car in Albany Tuesday. (Source: APD) A man on a bicycle died after being hit by a car in Albany Tuesday. (Source: APD)
Police, EMS, and Fire on the scene of fatal bike crash. (Source: WALB) Police, EMS, and Fire on the scene of fatal bike crash. (Source: WALB)
Gene Kirk, owner of Break Away Cycles. (Source: WALB) Gene Kirk, owner of Break Away Cycles. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A man on a bicycle died after being hit by a car in Albany Tuesday.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Dawson Road.

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler confirmed that a male on a bicycle was struck by a car and died.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle was driving east on Dawson when the man on the bicycle pulled out in front of the car from Lucile Street.

The Albany Police Department and EMS responded.

Traffic was rerouted for about an hour while officials cleared the scene.

Owner of Break Away Cycles said if drivers and cyclists were more aware of their surroundings these things could be prevented.

"Generally people are on their phone, people are in a hurry, people are just not paying attention so it definitely makes it more difficult to be a cyclist and cyclists need to know you're suppose to ride with traffic not against traffic. You are suppose to obey all the same laws as if you were a car," said Gene Kirk.

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