A bicyclist was riding along the side of a St. Johns County road on Wednesday afternoon, April 13, when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver, according to Channel 4. The station reports the collision occurred on County Road 214 between Interstate 95 and County Road 13A just before 4 p.m. where the bicyclist’s body was found on the side of the road. Troopers believe the man was riding westbound along the side of the road when he was hit by a westbound traveling motorist.
Our condolences are extended to the friends and family of this man for his sudden and tragic death.
The public is being asked to come forward with any information about who may have caused this tragic and fatal collision. The preliminary description is that the vehicle was a Nissan Xterra SUV or Nissan Frontier pickup. Witnesses also say the vehicle could be a dark blue Ford Ranger pickup.
Leaving the scene of an accident becomes a criminal act punishable by up to 30 years in state prison. If you have information about this accident, call the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at 904-824-8304 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277- TIPS (8477), or call Traffic Homicide Investigator, Deputy J.D. McGinnis at 904-829-6595.
The Farah & Farah personal injury law firm is a member of Hit-and-Run Reward, a national program financed exclusively by U.S. personal injury attorneys who believe if you report a hit-and-run driver you will not only feel good by keeping a dangerous driver off the road, but you could receive a financial reward of $1,000 for anyone you turn in who is later convicted of the hit-and-run. This program is offered in addition to the Crime Stoppers reward program, so doing the right thing could yield you $2,000. The number for is Hit-and-Run Reward is 1-800-644-8678. The Florida bicycle crash lawyers at Farah & Farah believe fewer offenders will leave the scene of an accident if they know they will be turned in by a witness.