Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice, they say, at least not (nearly) exactly 24 hours apart … or does it?
In a coincidence that begs belief, two motor vehicle collisions involving local men with bicycles occurred at about the same spot — the Ossie Davis Parkway at Genoa Street — roughly a day apart, the first Friday at 1:14 p.m., the next Saturday at 1:56 p.m.
In the Saturday collision, a man riding a bicycle across the parkway was injured when he was hit by a pickup truck, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
Elijah Faison, 64, of Waycross, was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of injuries after the accident, said Cox. Faison was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way, said Cox.
Faison was cutting across all lanes of traffic to enter a private driveway, Cox said, when he rode into the path of a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo driven by Haley Gillis, of Waycross.
Officer William Kicklighter investigated the accident.
On Friday, a man pushing a bicycle across the parkway at Genoa Street walked into traffic and was struck by a vehicle, said Cox.
Lenzy Reese, 42, of Waycross, was taken by ambulance for treatment following the accident, said Cox.
Reese was pushing his bicycle across the road when he entered the path of a 2012 Nissan Sentra driven by Melanie Crews, 50, of Waycross, as she was northbound on Ossie Davis Parkway, Cox said.
Officer Tyler Westcott charged Reese with being a pedestrian in the roadway, Cox said.