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Cyclist suing driver who hit him in 2020 for medical expenses and other damages

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Grant Davis Newman, of 944 East Haggard Avenue, Unit 2, in Elon is suing the driver of a vehicle who he claims hit him in October 2020 for medical expenses and other damages he says he sustained as a result of the accident.

Newman, the cyclist involved in the accident, has filed a lawsuit in Alamance County superior court against Jordan Hedrick and Ben Hedrick of 6006 Windsor Circle, in Elon.

In his suit, Newman alleges that he was riding his bicycle along Edgewood Avenue, near the intersection with North Fairway Drive in Burlington, at approximately 6:43 a.m. on October 6, 2020, when a 2019 Honda driven by Jordan Hedrick collided with him.

“Jordan Hedrick attempted a sudden left turn onto North Fairway Drive in the path of [Newman],” the complaint states. “[Newman] attempted to stop but was unable to do so in a fraction of time and because the road surface was wet due to sprinkler runoff, and his bicycle collided with the Defendant’s vehicle.”

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The injured cyclist claims that Jordan Hedrick was negligent by failing “to keep a proper lookout”; failing to yield the right-of-way to the oncoming bicycle; and failing to signal before turning. The complaint alleges that Jordan Hedrick later told the responding officer that she hadn’t seen Newman as he was approaching the intersection on his bike.

Newman is seeking more than $25,000 in damages he claims to has suffered as a result of injuries from the wreck, including: traumatic brain injury; concussion and “post concussive syndrome”; dental injuries; and damage to his vision, as well as other medical expenses and “impairment directly [affecting] his education and economic opportunity.”

Ben Hedrick is also listed as a defendant because the 2019 Honda was “a family automobile” operated by Jordan Hedrick with his consent.

Newman is being represented by Burlington attorney W. Phillip Moseley.

The defendants had not filed a response by press time.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in Alamance County civil superior court.

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