Fort Myers, FL (January 13, 2020) - The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a hit-and-run crash involving a bicycle in Fort Myers. The crash took place on Sunday, January 12th.
Troopers were called to US 41 near the intersection with Fowler Street in reference to the crash. The right and middle lanes of the roadway were shut down immediately after officers arrived. Rescue workers transported an injured victim to the hospital in unknown condition. A damaged bicycle was also visible at the scene. Police did not offer any information or a description of the suspect's vehicle.
There are no further details available at this time.
In 2015, over 800 bicyclists lost their lives in Florida bicycle accidents. The number has continued to rise every year and Florida now ranks among the top of all states when it comes to injuries and deaths for bicyclists. Several serious and fatal bicycle crashes involve hit-and-run drivers who flee the scene following the accident. Many bicycle accidents will also occur at night, along roadways with poor lighting, where it can be difficult to see a bicyclist.
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