A man injured when his bicycle collided with a car in the intersection of N.C. 16 North and U.S. 421 West about 6:30 a.m. Saturday was listed in fair condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem Tuesday afternoon, said a hospital spokesman.

Injured was Paul Jeffrey Royal, 57, of Boone Trail, Millers Creek, who was crossing U.S. 421 from N.C. 16 toward New Browns Ford Road when he failed to stop a a steady red light and collided with a Nissan driven by Paul Rutherford, 69, of Mountain City, Tenn., said Wilkesboro Officer K.J. Gambill.

Gambill said Royal had an open fracture on his right leg and head lacerations. The officer reported that he learned later from Wake Forest Baptist that Royal had multiple rib fractures.

Gambill said the bike hit the front left quarter panel of the car, causing Royal to be ejected, hit the windshield and continue over the top of the car. The officer said he landed in the far right hand eastbound lane.

The Nissan, which was eastbound on U.S. 421, received about $5,000 in damage. Gambill said charges are pending.

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