News: Ocala man riding bicycle fatally struck by hit-and-run driver


DAVENPORT, FL – State troopers are searching for the driver responsible for the death of an Ocala man who was riding a bicycle last week, WKMG reports.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, which took place March 26 on Davenport Boulevard near U.S. 27.  The FHP said the bicyclist was riding toward Davenport at about 11:30 p.m. when he was overtaken and hit by a black Dodge Challenger heading eastbound.

The 27-year-old bicyclist died after being transported to an area hospital.  Investigators said the Dodge driver left the scene of the crash.

Anyone with further information regarding the hit-and-run was asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol or Crime Stoppers.

At Whittel & Melton, we have extensive experience representing victims of bicycle accidents throughout the state of Florida. Our Marion County bicycle accident lawyers will fight on your behalf to  pursue available claims against the responsible party. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact us online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free consultation.


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