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Cyclist Seriously Injured In Port Charlotte Hit-And-Run Tuesday

CHARLOTTE – Florida Highway Patrol announced a bicyclist was hit and seriously injured Tuesday night.

The crash happened as a 66-year-old man from Port Charlotte was riding a bicycle traveling north on US 41 in a left turn lane approaching the intersection with Elkcam Boulevard.

At the same time, an unknown vehicle was approaching the same intersection in the turn lane from the rear.

At 7:45:00 PM, the front of the unknown vehicle crashed into the back of the bicycle.

The bicyclist came to a stop in the area of the crash and the driver of the unknown vehicle fled the scene.

The cyclist was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, and FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them by calling *FHP or through Crime Stoppers.


Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Cyclist Seriously Injured In Port Charlotte Hit-And-Run Tuesday

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