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Bicyclist struck in Columbus Thursday dies

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The bicyclist who was struck Thursday afternoon has died, according to the Muscogee County coroner.

The victim, identified as James Wright, Jr., 51 passed away at 10:22 p.m. Thursday night after he was transported from Midtown Medical Center to Atlanta due to the severity of his injuries.

The accident occurred around 3:44 p.m. near Lawyers Lane and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on Thursday afternoon. According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, the cause of death was blunt force trauma to head, legs and abdomen.

According to Bryan, the bicyclist rode out into the road and in front of the driver. The driver did not leave the scene of the accident. 

It is not clear whether the driver who hit Wright will face charges. 

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