Bicyclist hospitalized following collision with Charleston deputy (update: no charges)

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Update May 31: The follow up (brief) reports are out and all note that 76-year-old Deputy James Foster will not face charges.

The reason being appears to be that bike rider, 27-year-old James Lutz, was wearing dark clothes. There was no mention if Lutz had a rear reflector and front light as required by South Carolina law.

Read The Post and Courier's brief here or Live 5 News' here.

Lutz is said to be in "fair condition."

First reporting May 30: A 27-year-old cyclist has been hospitalized after being struck on Ashley River Road at Ashley Hall Road by an on-duty Charleston County sheriff's deputy.

The condition of the biker is not yet available, but The Post and Courier has the most complete coverage of Sunday evening's incident.

Read it here.

Live 5 News also has a similar brief.

In South Carolina, the law requires that motorists are required to give bike riders five feet of clearance; however, cyclists are required to ride in the same direction of traffic and use a light at night. None of these types of details about this morning's collision are known yet.

You can expect more coverage on this, and we'll keep you current.

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