A 57-year-old bicyclist is hospitalized after he was struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning on N.C. Highway 8.

According to reports, the man was in stable condition Thursday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The accident happened around 10:16 a.m. when man was riding his bicycle on the 3000 block of N.C. 8 and was struck by a 88-year-old Lexington man driving a 1992 Dodge.

A trooper from the N.C. Highway Patrol said that the driver attempted to pass the bicycle by moving over to the left to provide room for the bicyclist.  As he was passing, the biker swerved over into the Dodge and sideswiped it.  The bicyclist was thrown from his bike.

The bicyclist suffered a brain aneurysm and stroke after the crash.

According to the NHTSA, around 53,000 bicyclists have died in traffic crashes in the United States since 1932, the first year in which estimates of bicyclist fatalities were recorded.  Moreover, this number only reflects those fatalities that were reported.  Even though bicycles only have two wheels and are powered solely by pedals, they are entitled to the same considerations as all other road users.  If you or a loved one is involved in a serious bicycling accident, hire the best attorneys that can get you on a successful path to recovery.  Call the Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.