Sunday, February 03, 2008

Bicyclist Dead In Crash

Bryant Avenue Scene Of Fatal Collision

LABELLE, FL. -- Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Parks says a bicyclist died at Lee Memorial Hospital about 4:25 p.m. from injuries in a collision with a car Saturday morning. 

Cyclist Roberto Estrada was ahead of a 1993 Ford sedan eastbound on Bryant Avenue in Labelle as the driver of the car, Rosa Carlene Whidden, 62 crossed into the westbound lane of Bryant Avenue.  Suddenly. Estrada entered the westbound lane ahead of the car. The right front of the car struck the rear wheel of the bicycle. Impact from the collision propelled the bicyclist onto the right side of the car's windshield. 

Estrada was transported by life flight to Lee Memorial Hospital where he died hours later. An investigation is pending for the use of alcohol by both parties.

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