Elderly Bicyclist Killed After Being Struck By Car In Charlotte County

A 77-year-old Punta Gorda woman riding her bike was killed in Charlotte County on Wednesday morning.

Officials said the accident happened near the intersection of Sweet Gum Drive and Balsam Boulevard at around 6:15 a.m.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was traveling south on Sweet Gum Drive, in front of a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old Punta Gorda man when she was struck from behind.

The driver of the vehicle failed to see the woman and collided with her, FHP said.

The woman was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where she died.

The crash remains under investigation.

Comment from Anidjar and Levine:

Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “A bicyclist is dead following this unfortunate accident which happened near the intersection of Sweet Gum Drive and Balsam Boulevard. Our condolence goes to the families of the dead bicyclist. Injuries and deaths 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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