Published: Dec 20, 2013 6:20 PM EST
Updated: Dec 23, 2013 3:12 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured early this morning on the 2300 block of SE 24th Avenue. It happened just before 6:00 a.m.

The bicyclist, identified as 18-year-old Justin Esposito, was not wearing a helmet, and was sent as a trauma to Lee Memorial Hospital. He remains in critical condition.

Police said Exposito, was crossing through the grassy median and was not in a designated cross walk area. He was wearing dark colored clothing and was in a poorly light area.

Exposito crossed in front of oncoming traffic.

Drugs and alcohol may have been a factor in this crash.

The investigation continues.