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Bicyclist Killed By Hit and Run Driver On University Sunday Night

SARASOTA – FHP announced a bicyclist was struck and killed Sunday Evening while riding along University Parkway.

The crash began as a 58-year-old man from Sarasota was riding a bicycle westbound and towing a wheelbarrow while partially within the bike lane, and partially in the outside lane approaching the intersection of Carolina Street.

As the cyclist continued traveling west along University Parkway, an unknown driver of an unknown vehicle was approaching the bicyclist from behind in the outside westbound lane of University Parkway.

At 11:30:00 PM, the unknown driver of the vehicle failed to avoid crashing into the bicyclist and the right-front of the vehicle crashed into the wheelbarrow at speed.

After the crash, the unknown driver fled the scene of the accident.

Emergency Medical Services responded to the crash and pronounced the 58-year-old man from Sarasota deceased at the scene of the collision.

If anyone has information regarding this crash, please contact FHP or Sarasota Crimestoppers immediately.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Bicyclist Killed By Hit and Run Driver On University Sunday Night

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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