Police searching for hit-and-run driver

Police searching for hit-and-run driver
(Source: FOX19 NOW/file)

POST CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) - The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who seriously injured a bicyclist and then drove away Tuesday evening in Port Charlotte.

Investigators say the cyclist, a 66-year-old Port Charlotte man, was heading north in the left turn lane on U.S. 41, approaching Elkcam Boulevard at 7:45 p.m.

A vehicle hit the cyclist from behind and then fled the scene in an unknown direction. The cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, the FHP report said. The victim did not see what kind of vehicle struck him.

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