Police: Alcohol likely involved in wreck that killed cyclist

November 29, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a Charlotte wreck that killed a cyclist.

The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say cyclist Mathew Nicholas Hoffman had been drinking and was not wearing a helmet when he was hit by a car last week. Police say Hoffman was riding a rented Lime bike and attempted to make a right turn into a parking lot early one morning.

They say he then abruptly veered back into traffic and into the path of an oncoming car, which hit him and struck a building. Police say Hoffman died from his injuries on Sunday. They say the car’s driver was not at fault.

An investigation is ongoing.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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