Charges Filed In Collision Involving Four Bicyclists

Accident-Massengill-Pond-Rd-1The Highway Patrol has filed charges against a driver that struck four bicyclists over-the-weekend, sending all the riders to the hospital with serious injuries.

Donnie Marie Williams, 50, of Angier was traveling north on Massengill Pond Road near Sue Drive Saturday afternoon when she struck the four bicyclists from behind as she tried to pass. The riders: Christopher Graham, 34, Joel Arthur Lawrence, 57, Lynn Lashley, 57, and Michael Dayton, 60, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

After consulting with the Johnston County District Attorney’s Office, troopers charged Williams with reckless driving to endanger, improper passing in a curve, and four counts of improper passing resulting in serious bodily injury.

Williams was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond pending a March 21st court appearance. Photos by John PayneAccident-Massengill-Pond-Rd-2