Bicyclist Critically Injured After Hit-And-Run SUV Crash On Edgewater Drive In Port Charlotte
CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Florida Highway Patrol has announced that one person has been critically injured after an SUV hit them while they were riding their bicycle in Charlotte County Monday afternoon.
According to the report by FHP, the collision accident occurred as A 65-year-old man from Punta Gorda was riding a bicycle eastbound on the south shoulder of Edgewater Drive, east of Bayshore Road.
As the bicyclist was approaching a Marathon gas station near the intersection with Bayshore, a Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle driven by a 22 year-old-woman from Port Charlotte, Florida was traveling west in the left turn lane of Edgewater Drive, east of Bayshore Road.
At 5:15:00 PM, the Sport Utility Vehicle attempted to enter the Marathon gas station parking lot and made a left turn traveling directly into the path of the bicyclist.
The pedestrian had no time to react and the bicycle collided with the right side of the sport utility vehicle. After crashing into the bicyclist, the driver of the Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle illegally fled the scene of the crash.
As a result of the violent collision with the SUV, the pedestrian was critically injured and taken to to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment.
FHP stated that a shortime later the driver and the sport utility vehicle were located. The sport utility vehicle was impounded and the 22 year-old-woman from Port Charlotte, Florida was placed under arrest for leaving the scene of a crash involving a serious injury and driving without a valid license.
Florida No Fault Insurance and How Does It Affect You?
What To Do After An Auto Accident?
Injury Attorney Explains What You Should Do After Being Involved In An Auto Accident [watch now]
How Long To File A Claim After A Crash?
Weeks? Years? Learn how long you have to file a claim if I've been the victim of somebody else's negligence. [watch now]
How Do You Deal With The Insurance Adjuster After A Crash?
Whether or not you choose to not hire a lawyer, there are several essential things you need to know about dealing with the insurance adjuster after an accident. [watch now]