North Carolina State Student Struck while on Bike, Injured by Passing Car

Posted on Mar 17, 2012
North Carolina State University Police report that one college student is in critical condition and another has been charged with driving under the influence following a bike and car collision on campus in the early hours of Sunday, February 19.

According to local news reports, 21-year-old Steven Kendal Otto, a junior chemistry major from Apex, North Carolina, was riding his bike along Dan Allen Drive on the North Carolina State campus just before three in the morning on Sunday. Nineteen-year-old Ross Everett Chapman, a junior majoring in civil engineering from Raleigh, was driving a car traveling in the opposite direction. When Chapman attempted a left-hand turn onto a service road, he struck Otto, sending the cyclist into his windshield.

Otto was rushed to WakeMed Hospital with extensive injuries, where he was recently upgraded to serious condition.

Chapman stayed at the scene of the car accident and cooperated with the police. He was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after a breath-alcohol test showed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.12, 0.04 over the legal limit for drivers in North Carolina. Police are still awaiting the results of a blood test.

The North Carolina injury attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates wish Otto a fast and complete recovery.

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