Fort Myers, FL (January 14, 2020) - A 55-year-old bicyclist died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash that took place in Fort Myers. The collision occurred on Monday, January 13th around 4:30 a.m.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a vehicle was traveling northbound on US 41 near Page Field. At the same time, James Flesher was riding his bike near the shoulder of the northbound lanes. The vehicle struck Flesher and continued traveling away from the crash scene. Flesher landed on the side of the road while his bicycle was down in the street. The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash scene. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and transported Flesher to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead.
US 41 was closed for several hours during the crash investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the FHP at 239-344-1730.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and loved ones of James Flesher following this tragic bicycle crash in Fort Myers.
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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