Bicyclist hospitalized after collision with public safety vehicle in Cotswold

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A busy south Charlotte road was closed for hours early Monday morning while police investigated a collision between a security patrol vehicle and a bicyclist.

Police said the crash happened around 4:40 a.m. on Randolph Road near Rutledge Avenue. Randolph Road was closed in both directions between North Sharon Amity Road and Sardis Road, but reopened just after 7 a.m.

The male bicyclist suffered serious injuries and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

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Police have not released the victim's name and officers have not said if the driver of the security vehicle is facing charges.

Channel 9 could see investigators on the scene surrounding a white Guard-One Public Safety vehicle and collecting evidence.

Guard-One told Channel 9 that the driver was patrolling the road as a private security officer when the crash happened.

There is no word yet on what caused the collision.

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