CLEWISTON, FL. -- A 2000 Ford utility van was southbound from the driveway at the residence of 927 Carolina Avenue and struck a Pedacyclist westbound on Carolina Avenue about 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
The driver, Loretta James Braithwaite, 51 failed to yield and then proceeded to make a left turn onto eastbound Carolina Avenue in the Harlem community of Hendry county. The left front of the truck struck the bicycle of Robert Lee Morris, 71 in the eastbound lane of Carolina Avenue.
Collision impact caused the bicycle of to be overturned onto it's left side, ejecting Morris from the bicycle. Morris and the bicycle came to rest in the eastbound lane of Carolina Avenue. He was later transported by Hendry County EMS to Hendry Regional Medical Center and reported in serious condition.
Braithwaite was cited for failure to use due care.