East Naples bicyclist killed in weekend crash
FOX 4 Staff
EAST NAPLES, Fla - A 59-year-old woman has died from injuries she received in a weekend bicycle crash in East Naples.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of U.S. 41 East.
Pitts was trying to cross the westbound lanes of U.S. 41 East when she was hit by a sport utility vehicle driven by 82-year-old Phyllis Sanford Herold of East Naples.
An investigation showed that Pitts had been traveling west in the right bicycle lane on U.S. 41 East as was Herold in the right travel lane just west of Pine Street. Pitts tried to cross three lanes of traffic, raising her left hand out as if to signal her intention to change lanes to the left.
Pitts rode directly into the path of the SUV driven by Herold.
Pitts was flown by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital where she died Sunday from her injuries.