Elderly Bicyclist Seriously Injured In Port Charlotte Hit-And-Run

A 66-year-old man suffered serious injuries on Tuesday night after he was struck by a reckless hit-and-run driver.

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said they responded to a crash at U.S. 41 and Elkcam Boulevard in Port Charlotte around 7:45 p.m.

Authorities revealed that the 66-year-old Port Charlotte man was riding a bike heading north in the left turn lane of U.S. 41 when he was hit from behind by a car that was also heading north in the left turn lane of U.S. 41.

The driver left the scene of the crash.

Rescue crews took the bicyclist to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Comment from Anidjar and Levine:

Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This unfortunate accident happened on U.S. 41 and Elkcam Boulevard in Port Charlotte. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured bicyclist. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle 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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