Charleston County authorities have reported that Bryan Owens, 32, was killed when a car struck his bicycle early Sunday morning. Mr. Owens was traveling on the sidewalk, eastbound on Dorchester Road, while the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound on Paramount Road. The driver of the Suburban was stopped at the red light at the intersection of Dorchester and Paramount Road. When the light turned green, the driver accelerated through the intersection as Mr. Owens crossed in front of the vehicle and was struck. Mr. Owens was pronounced dead on the scene. No charges have been filed against the driver of the Suburban but, according to North Charleston Police spokesman, Spencer Pryor, authorities are continuing to investigate the accident.
The risk between bicyclists and drivers on our roadways is an ever-increasing risk around the Charleston area. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Jared C. Williams, LLC, understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one or friend in a car accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Owens, his family, along with the driver of the Suburban and her family as well.