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Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle

The Fran Haasch Law Group

An Englewood bicyclist died Friday after being struck by a vehicle in Sarasota County. According to the Flori­da Highway Patrol, Gerald Albert Neuman, 79, was struck on State Road 776 by a vehicle being driven by Geoffrey Older, 69, of Sarasota. According to the FHP report. Older was acceler­ating in a reckless manner and lost control of the vehicle. Older’s vehicle struck the bicyclist, eject­ing Neuman. The vehicle continued to travel, colliding with a stop sign and then a utili­ty pole. ‘ The FHP reported the crash was not alcohol-related and charges are pending.

Ft. Myers News Press, Lee County, March 19, 2011

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