Columbus city worker appears in court for reportedly hitting bicyclist

Columbus city worker appears in court for reportedly hitting bicyclist

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus city worker who reportedly hit a bicyclist last month while driving his work SUV appeared in court Wednesday morning.

Dennis Thompson was given a $1,000 bond and his case was sent to State Court.

Thompson, who works in the Traffic and Engineering Department, reportedly hit the bicyclist at the intersection of 13th Street and Munro by Lake Bottom Park.

The attorney for the cyclist, Katonga Wright, says her client's injuries were more serious than originally reported saying he needed stitches to reattach his ear.

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