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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

FHP needs public’s help with clues from crash that seriously injured bicyclist

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help with clues from the scene of a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a bicyclist.

The 59-year-old Sorrento man was riding a bicycle at 5:45 a.m. July 26 at Wolf Branch Road and Stone Meadow Court in Sorrento when he was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling in the same direction. The vehicle did not stop.

The bicyclist, who was quipped with the proper bicycle lighting with a flashing indicator and wearing a reflective vest, was transported to Lake Monroe Hospital in critical condition. There were no reported witnesses on-scene. The trooper investigating this crash found a car part on-scene for a vehicle that could be possibly involved in this crash. The car part was a piece of the front headlight assembly from possibly a white in color vehicle. The evidence is consistent with a Kia Soul between the years of 2014 – 2018.  The vehicle involved in the hit-and-run crash should have damage to the front right.

Hit and Run Vehicle Evidence 2
This debris from the suspect vehicle was recovered at the scene of the crash.

FHP is seeking the public’s assistance with locating the vehicle involved in this crash. Any mechanics or auto body shops that may have repaired a vehicle matching the above vehicle description is asked to contact FHP. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact FHP at (407) 737-2213. If they would like to remain anonymous then they can contact CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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