Troopers say a driver struck a pair of bicyclists in Alva on Sunday morning, killing one before fleeing the scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened at 8:30 a.m. on North River Road just west of Sands Drive.
According to authorities, the bicyclists were traveling in a group eastbound on N. River Rd. when they were struck from behind.
A 64-year-old Fort Myers woman was killed and a 49-year-old Bonita Springs woman was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, according to the FHP.
The vehicle that struck the pair left the scene. No description of the vehicle or its driver has been given.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call *FHP or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “One bicyclist is dead and another suffered serious injuries following this unfortunate accident which happened on North River Road just west of Sands Drive. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead and injured bicyclists. Injuries sustained in a bicycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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