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Bicyclist Struck by Truck, in Critical Condition

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon on Cumming Highway near Interstate 575.

A Canton man is in critical condition at Kennestone Hospital after being struck by a truck while riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon.

According to a Canton Police Department press release, Louis Phillips, 66, was struck by a Chevrolet pick up truck traveling west on Cumming Highway at 4:51 p.m. on Jan. 5. The accident occurred near the on-ramp to northbound Interstate 575.

The driver of the truck did not flee the scene, according to Canton Police Lt. Jeff Tucker.

Phillips was life flighted to Kennestone Hospital, where he remains in critical condition, according to authorities.

Stay with Canton-Sixes Patch as new information becomes available.

Sadlebred January 15, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Bud passed away from his injuries on Monday, Jan. 14. There will be a memorial bike ride in his honor Feb 10th. https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/BudPhillipsMemorialRide
Gayla January 16, 2013 at 02:25 AM
My prayers for the family for this tragic loss.

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