News: Bicycle rider struck by hit-and-run driver in Sorrento


SORRENTO, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run incident in Lake County last Wednesday morning that left a bicyclist hospitalized.

According to WKMG, the crash happened on Wolf Branch Road near County Road 437 in Sorrento.  The FHP said a 59-year-old bicycle rider was headed east on Wolf Branch Road at about 4:45 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle going in the same direction.

The victim, a man from Sorrento, was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The bicycle did have proper lighting, troopers said.

The driver involved fled the scene and is now being sought.  Investigators said it may have been a white vehicle, based on debris found near the scene.  Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to contact the FHP or Crimeline.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of a bicycle accident caused by a reckless hit-and-run driver, the Florida bicycle accident attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help. We can answer any questions you have and help guide you through the legal process. We work on contingency, which means we only get paid if you get paid.  Contact us via our website or give us a call today at 866-608-5529 for a free consultation.


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