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Bicyclist hit by motorist during morning commute

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Traffic is returning to normal after a morning car accident sent at least one person to the hospital.

New Hanover County Dispatch received a call at 8:24 a.m. Witnesses say a man hit a bicyclist with his can at Dawson and 5th streets.

Wilmington Police initially sent one unit to the scene, then later sent traffic units to direct morning commuters. They shut Dawson down to just one lane to investigate and clean up after the wreck causing a traffic backup all the way toward Leland.

A WWAY crew at the scene saw one man handcuffed and placed in police cruiser. Witnesses tell WWAY he was the driver of the van involved in the crash.

No word on an identity or condition of the victim, who was taken from the scene by ambulance.

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