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Woman Charged After Leaving Crash Scene Involving Bicyclist

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 19-year-old motorist was jailed after deputies said she struck a bicyclist with her vehicle and did not stop or call 911.

The driver eventually returned to the scene about 30 minutes after the wreck, reports show.

The bicyclist, a man, suffered a gash on his forehead and a possible broken leg, reports show. The man lost consciousness and was taken by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with traumatic injuries, sheriff and fire rescue officials said.

Deputies arrested the driver, of Vero Beach, on charges of no Florida driver’s license and leaving the scene of a crash involving injury without rendering aid. He was held at the Indian River County Jail without bond.


Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded about the crash.  “That is a very busy intersections and drivers need to pay extra attention for pedestrians and bicyclists in that area.  Please be careful whenever there are bicyclist sharing the road with you as a vehicle driver.  Those on bicycles have rights to the road also.  Let my many years of fighting for the injured help you through this difficult time.  Call for a free consultation.”

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