Published: Feb 13, 2011 9:04 PM EST
Updated: Feb 13, 2011 6:04 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A bicyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a pickup truck.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Nelson Rodriguez, 57, of Fort Myers, was riding the bicycle on Pine Island Road near Orchid Road, when the bicycle steered into the path of a pickup.  The bike was pushed on the hood of the pickup for several feet before the vehicle stopped, and Rodriguez was thrown off the hood.

FHP says Rodriguez was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.  The driver of the pickup was not injured.