Bicyclist critically hurt in hit and run, suspected driver located
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fl. - A Charlotte County woman is suspected of hitting a bicyclist, then fleeing the accident scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol says Jessica Sawyer, 25, of Port Charlotte hit a bicyclist Saturday on Gibralter Dr., just east of Hernando Ave. The bicyclist, David Beck, 45, of Fort Myers sustained critical injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. His condition has not been released.
The Highway Patrol says Sawyer fled the scene, but was located hours later in Charlotte County. Investigators have not indicated whether Sawyer has been arrested or faces any charges in the case.