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Deadly Hit-And-Run On Lee Boulevard Puts Spotlight On This Dangerous Road

A tragic hit-and-run accident that occurred on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres near Ft Myers, has claimed the life of a bicyclist and critically injured a motorcyclist. This incident has highlighted the increasing dangers faced by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists on Lee Boulevard in Lee County. Authorities are currently investigating the case and urging the public to come forward with any relevant information.

Lee Boulevard has been known for its hazardous conditions for drivers and especially for pedestrians and motorcyclists. The road’s poor lighting, high-speed traffic, and lack of proper pedestrian infrastructure such as crosswalks, create a potentially lethal combination. In fact, large stretches of Lee Boulevard are still residential areas with single-family homes on both sides of the road, despite the fact this is now a major 6-lane road with sidewalks and residential driveways directly next to the lanes of high-speed traffic.

It should not be surprising that in recent years, the number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists has increased in Florida. In fact, Florida had the 2nd highest number of pedestrian deaths in 2021 (1). This particular hit-and-run accident is an example of the dangers of Lee Boulevard.

Getting Compensated After A Hit-And-Run Crash In Fort Myers

In cases where the hit-and-run driver is not identified or located, the victim's family may still be able to seek compensation through their own insurance policy, provided they have uninsured motorist coverage. Brian O. Sutter and the Ft Myers Car Accident Attorneys at All Injuries Law Firm have been representing injured people in Lee County and across SW Florida for over 30 years and are here to assist you if you were injured in a hit-and-run accident.

Call (941) 625-4878 today for a free attorney consultation.

Fatal Hit-and-Run Mult-Vehicle Accident On Lee Boulevard Kills a Bicyclist and Critically Injures A Motorcyclist

Lehigh Acres - Florida Highway Patrol has announced that a bicyclist has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, and a motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with the bicyclist in the same crash on Lee Blvd Sunday Afternoon.

The accident began as an 83-year-old man from Lehigh Acres was who was riding a bicycle was traveling along Lee Boulevard, east of Sunshine Boulevard.

As the bicyclist was preparing to cross the eastbound lanes of Lee Boulevard, a motorcycle driven by a 24-year-old man from Fort Myers was driving east on Lee Boulevard in the inside (left) lane next to the median.

Traveling behind the motorcycle and in the immediate vicinity was an unidentified man driving a gold or copper-colored Kia Sportage SUV.

At 4:35:00 PM, the 83-year-old man from Lehigh Acres riding the bicycle proceeded into the lanes of traffic on Lee Blvd., attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of Lee Blvd., and traveled directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.

The motorcycle was unable to avoid a collision and crashed into the bicyclist, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle onto the roadway.

The bicyclist who was struck by the motorcycle came to a rest on the roadway on Lee Boulevard as the SUV approached.

The SUV failed to stop or avoid the injured bicyclist and crashed into the injured man when he was on the roadway.

After crashing into the injured bicyclist, the driver of the Kia Sportage SUV immediately fled the scene and their current whereabouts are unknown.

The bicyclist was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.

The 24-year-old man from Fort Myers riding the motorcycle was critically injured as a result of the accident and was taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.

FHP has asked that anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol or share a tip through SW Florida Crimestoppers.


(1) Governors Highway Safety Association: Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State 2021

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