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Bicyclist dies after being struck by charter bus

12:18 AM, Nov 22, 2012   |    comments
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EMERSON, Ga. -- A bicyclist has died after being hit by a charter bus in Bartow County.

The incident happened around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 41 near Red Top Mountain Road in Emerson.

According to authorities, the bicyclist was headed northbound on U.S. 41 when he was struck by a local charter bus. The bicyclist was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta where he later died.

Chief Sandy Turner with the Bartow County Fire Department says the bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

There were no passengers aboard the bus at the time of the accident. The Emerson Police Department is investigating the crash.

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