News: Bicyclist struck by pickup in hit-and-run on State Road 54


PASCO COUNTY, FL – A bicyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Pasco County, state troopers said.

A report by Pasco News Online states that the incident occurred June 18 on State Road 54 near Sunlake Boulevard.  An investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol determined that the bicycle rider was heading west on SR-54 ahead of a pickup truck in the left travel lane at about 2 a.m.  The pickup collided with the bicyclist, who ended up in the grass median.

The bike rider, a 37-year-old man from Lutz, was hospitalized in serious condition.  The FHP said the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene without stopping to help.  A search is now underway for the driver and vehicle involved.  Vehicle parts found at the scene indicated that it was a Ford F-150 pickup.

If you have been the victim of such an accident due to the actions of a reckless hit-and-run driver, turn to an experienced Florida bicycle accident lawyer from Whittel & Melton for the legal help you need.  We will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and bring you the justice and compensation you deserve..  Contact us today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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