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Driver arrested for leaving the scene of crash, left pedestrian critically injured

Driver struck bicyclist and left in critical condition
Posted at 11:00 AM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 11:00:57-04

A Boynton Beach man was arrested Friday night after hitting a bicyclist and leaving the scene.

Florida Highway Patrol reported the 56-year-old driver was traveling west on Davis Boulevard entering the plaza located at 1921 Davis Boulevard plaza. At 11:50 p.m. the driver struck the right side of the 46-year-old Naples man after making a right turn into the plaza.

The driver left the scene, exited the vehicle and entered his room at the Red Roof Inn where FHP placed him under arrest for leaving a scene with serious injuries. The car was also impounded by troopers investigating the scene.

The bicyclist was left critically injured and transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.