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St. Augustine Cyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash

Posted on November 18, 2013

A St. Augustine man is dead after he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in St. Johns County. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers said the 43-year-old man was pedaling home after working a night shift at a local IHOP and was heading east on State Road 16 when a vehicle attempting to turn right on to Four Mile Road struck him.

FHP reports that the victim was in the bike lane when he was struck.

The cyclist was rushed to Flagler Hospital, but was airlifted to UF Health Jacksonville for more extensive treatment. He died the next morning.

FHP is still looking for the driver of the vehicle and anybody who may have information about the accident is urged to call the St. John’s Sheriff’s office. This is the third hit-and-run bicyclist death in St. Johns County this year.

The director of Velofest, a local cycling group, expressed outrage at the latest hit-and-run of a cyclist in the area. She told WOKV FM that this had been the sixth cyclist hit by a motorist in St. Johns County in the span of one week.

“Unfortunately, it’s happening so frequently right now that I’m getting more angry than I am sad because we need to get to the bottom of why it’s happening, “ she stated.

The cycling advocacy group met with local engineers, law enforcement, and Florida Department of Transportation representatives at a St. Johns Traffic Safety meeting to discuss a plan of action to curb the deaths and injuries to cyclists on local roads.

The wrongful death bicycle accident attorneys at Farah & Farah in St. Augustine offer our sincere condolences to the family of the man who was struck and killed in this tragic hit-and-run accident. If you have seen a hit-and-run accident please contact the We Tip Crime Hotline at (800) 6-HIT-N-RUN.

The law firm of Farah & Farah, along with other personal injury attorneys across the nation, has proudly teamed up with We Tip to offer the Hit-and-Run Reward program. This program gives the public the opportunity to anonymously provide information about hit-and-run accidents and to potentially collect a reward if that information leads to the arrest and felony conviction of a hit-and-run driver.

We firmly believe that hit-and-run drivers should be held accountable for their actions. If you have a question about the Hit-and-Run Reward program, don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 533-3555.