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Bicyclist Fatally Hit by Two Trucks in Jacksonville, Florida


May 22, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to an online news report posted at news4jax.com, a bicyclist was fatally hit by two pickup trucks on a roadway in Jacksonville, Florida. Troopers with Florida Highway Patrol say that the first driver who hit the cyclist did not stay at the scene, and they are still looking for this person.*

The accident occurred during the late evening on May 18 on U.S. Highway 17 in Jacksonville. Florida Highway Patrol and News 4 Jax state that at about 9 p.m. that day, a man was riding a motorized bicycle south on the highway. Near the border of Duval-Nassau County, a passing pickup truck hit the cyclist. 

Troopers say that the man was thrown from the bike during the collision, and he was subsequently struck by a second pickup try as he lay in the roadway. News 4 Jax reports that the driver of the first pickup truck fled the scene, while the driver of the second truck remained on scene and spoke to authorities. 

News 4 Jax states that the bicyclist was killed in the collision. He was identified as a 55-year-old man. The victim’s family members said he lived in Yulee, Florida, and had been on his way to see a friend in Oceanway, Florida, at the time of the crash. 

Troopers are still looking for the driver of the first pickup and are asking the public to call in any information. This pickup was described as a newer model truck, black or dark blue in color. Anyone who has information can contact Florida Highway Patrol at (904) 695-4000 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS.  

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Source:https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/bicyclist-hit-killed-near-the-nassau-duval-county-line

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