Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run accident

10:27 am

Florida Highway Patrol are investigating an accident that left a bicyclist in critical condition when a car hit it and then drove away from the scene.

The accident occurred on W. State Road 40 and Southwest 41st Avenue when the bicycle was traveling westbound in the right lane and the vehicle was behind the bicycle.

The front of the vehicle then struck the rear tire of the bike causing the bicyclist to be ejected from the bike. The driver of the car then drove off. The man was flown to the University of Florida hospital in critical condition. Police continue to look for the driver at this time and are asking that anyone with information to come forward at this time.

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