Approximate site of a collision on Old US-41. Credit: Maxar Technologies

70-year-old cyclist seriously injured by SUV in Collier County

A 70-year-old Bonita Springs man on his bicycle was seriously injured after being struck by an SUV Monday night.

The SUV, driven by a 35-year-old Bonita Springs man, was northbound on Old US-41 around 9:30 p.m., north of Rail Head Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The cyclist was also northbound, on the far right of the roadway directly in front of the SUV. Its passenger-side mirror collided with the cyclist, knocking the cyclist to the ground.

He was left in serious condition. The driver was cited for violation of the 3-Foot Bicycle Law.

The Florida Highway Patrol no longer releases the names of those involved in crashes, citing Marsy’s Law.

Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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